Uber To Pay $20M To End TCPA Suit Over Text Messages

By Rachel Graf (August 14, 2017, 1:42 PM EDT) -- Uber Technologies Inc. agreed Friday in Illinois federal court to pay $20 million to settle a proposed class action alleging that the ride-hailing company violated the Telephone Consumer Protection Act by sending unsolicited texts to potential drivers and riders.

The deal would end claims by Maria Vergara that Uber sent her unwanted text messages for weeks encouraging her to complete the app's sign-up process, as well as claims by Jonathan Grindell, Jennifer Reilly, James Lathrop, Sandeep Pal and Justin Bartolet that Uber sent them unwanted texts about becoming Uber drivers.

"By any measure, this settlement is an extraordinary result," the filing...

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