Uber Riders Win Class Cert. In Gratuity Suit

Law360, Los Angeles (December 2, 2015, 9:16 PM EST) -- A California federal judge granted class certification on Wednesday to a group of Uber riders accusing the ride-hailing service of unlawfully taking a cut of a 20 percent driver gratuity charge, approving certification of a smaller class than originally sought by the customers.

U.S. District Court Judge Edward Chen certified a class of consumers who used Uber Technologies Inc.'s UberTaxi service from April 20, 2012, to March 25, 2013, who also received an Uber promotional email that included an alleged misrepresentation that the 20 percent charge was for...
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