Uber To Pay $28.5M To End Class Action Over Safety Claims

Law360, Los Angeles (February 11, 2016, 9:25 PM EST) -- Uber said Thursday it will pay $28.5 million to resolve a proposed class action filed in California federal court that accuses the ride-hailing company of misleading consumers about its “safe rides fee” and the quality of its driver background checks.

Under terms of the settlement, which Uber Technologies Inc. and lead plaintiffs Matthew Philliben and Julian Mena will ask the court to approve, the company will pay $28.5 million to approximately 25 million riders who used the service from January 2013 to January 2016, Uber said....
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