Uber Ups Calif. 'Safe Rides' Claims Settlement To $32.5M

By Linda Chiem (June 2, 2017, 4:13 PM EDT) -- Uber has agreed to settle for $32.5 million a California federal class action alleging it misled consumers about its so-called safe rides fee and the quality of its driver background checks, sweetening the pot after the court rejected an earlier $28.5 million deal last year, according to a filing Thursday.

Under the revised deal, Uber will establish a $32.5 million nonreversionary settlement fund, and has agreed to stop using the term "safe rides fee" and certain other terms regarding safety and background checks in its commercial advertising. (AP) Attorneys for the consumers asked U.S. District Judge Jon S. Tigar to preliminarily...

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