Uber Gets Nod For Increased $32.5M 'Safe Rides' Deal
Law360, San Francisco (August 7, 2017, 4:20 PM EDT) -- A California federal judge preliminarily approved on Monday Uber’s revised $32.5 million settlement that would end a proposed class action alleging it misled consumers about its so-called safe rides fee and the quality of its driver background checks, after the court previously rejected a $28.5 million deal.
U.S. District Judge Jon S. Tigar found that Uber Technology Inc.'s revised deal adequately corrects the inequities in the original deal by cutting out riders who never paid the “safe ride” fee and increasing the overall settlement allotment by $4 million.
“[T]he proposed settlement adequately addresses the concerns raised in the denial order and...
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