Judge Rejects Uber Class Action Settlement

Posted: August 25, 2016 by Nazim in Class Actions


The $100 million settlement offer in the class-action filed against Uber by its drivers was deemed insufficient by the judge, who, in these kinds of cases, has a duty to protect the interests of the unnamed plaintiffs (those of us who get a $5 coupon in the mail after it all shakes out). The same court calculated that the total benefits to the plaintiffs could have been as high as $852 million. However, the whole class action might collapse if Uber’s appeal of their denial of mandatory arbitration is granted. Further, the company is replacing its drivers with self-driving cars, starting this month in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania.

More detail on the case at The Wall Street Journal.


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