McKnight et al. v. Uber Technologies, Inc. et al.
Case No. 3:14-cv-05615-JST
If you used Uber in the U.S. and paid a Safe Rides Fee, you may be entitled to a payment from a class action Settlement.
UPDATE: The Court has finally approved the Settlement but has still yet to rule on an award of attorneys’ fees and expenses. The Court’s order finally approving the Settlement and Class Counsel’s Renewed Motion for Attorneys' Fees and Expenses is available on the Documents page of this website. Please check back for periodic updates regarding the Settlement.
A federal court authorized this Settlement website.
A settlement has been reached in a class action lawsuit regarding whether Uber Technologies, Inc. and Rasier, LLC (collectively, "Uber" or Defendants) made misrepresentations about the “Safe Rides Fee,” safety measures, and the background check process for potential drivers. Uber denies the allegations in the lawsuit, and the Court has not decided who is right.
The Settlement requires Uber to make certain changes to how it advertises background checks and certain fees. Additionally, the Settlement will result in the creation of a $32,500,000 Settlement Fund to be paid to eligible users of Uber, called “Class Members” (described in FAQ 5).
There are three methods to receive payment of your share of the Settlement Fund. If you do nothing, the default method (Option 1, the “Uber Rider Account” option) will result in payment to your Uber account, and will be paid toward your next Uber ride in the United States, after the payment is made. Option 2 (the “PayPal Account” option) will result in payment to your PayPal Account. Option 3 (the “eCheck” option) will result in payment by an electronic check that will be emailed to you. eChecks are available for deposit in U.S. financial institutions only. For Options 2 and 3, you must submit a valid Payment Election Form by January 8, 2018. If you no longer have an Uber account, you must submit a valid Payment Election Form and elect Option 2 or 3 to receive your Settlement Share.
Your legal rights are affected whether you act or do not act. Read this Settlement website carefully.
|YOUR LEGAL RIGHTS AND OPTIONS IN THIS SETTLEMENT:|
|SUBMIT A PAYMENT ELECTION FORM||Submit a Payment Election Form by January 8, 2018 requesting that payment be made to your PayPal Account or bank account via eCheck. Give up any rights you might have to sue Uber about the claims resolved by the Settlement.|
|EXCLUDE YOURSELF||Request to be excluded and receive no benefits from the Settlement. This is the only option that allows you to start or continue your own lawsuit against Uber for the claims at issue in the Settlement. You must submit your request to exclude yourself by January 8, 2018.|
|OBJECT||Write to the Court about why you do not like the Settlement. You must submit or file your objection by January 8, 2018.|
|GO TO A HEARING||Ask to speak in Court about the fairness of the Settlement at a hearing scheduled for February 8, 2018 at 2:00 p.m. PST.|
|DO NOTHING||Receive an automatic payment to your Uber Rider Account. Give up any rights you might have to sue Uber about the claims resolved by the Settlement. If you no longer have an Uber account, you must submit a valid Payment Election Form and elect Option 2 or 3 to receive your Settlement Share.|
These rights and options —and the deadlines to exercise them— are explained on this Settlement website.
Unless otherwise defined, all capitalized terms used on this Settlement website have the same meaning and effect as defined in the Amended Settlement Agreement, which is available here.
The Court in charge of this case still has to decide whether to approve the Settlement. If it does, and after any appeals are resolved, benefits will be distributed to Class Members who do not request exclusion from the Settlement. Please be patient.
DO NOT ADDRESS ANY QUESTIONS ABOUT THE SETTLEMENT OR THE LITIGATION TO UBER, THE CLERK OF THE COURT, OR THE JUDGE.