If you used, or sought to use, the Uber App as an “independent transportation provider” (sometimes referred to as a “Driver”) in the U.S., you may be entitled to a payment from a class action settlement.
December 14, 2017 - Deadline to Submit or Postmark Requests for Exclusion
December 14, 2017 - Deadline to File or Postmark Objections
January 15, 2018 - Deadline to Submit or Postmark Claim Form
February 8, 2018 at 1:30 p.m. - Fairness Hearing
DO NOT ADDRESS ANY QUESTIONS ABOUT THE SETTLEMENT OR THE LITIGATION TO UBER, THE CLERK OF THE COURT OR THE JUDGE.
A Settlement has been reached in a putative class action lawsuit against Uber Technologies, Inc. (“Uber”) and Rasier, LLC (collectively, “Defendants”), regarding whether Defendants obtained consumer background check reports of prospective “independent transportation providers” (as this term is defined and used in the software licensing agreements that permit access to the Uber App as a “Driver”) seeking to use the Uber App in violation of the Fair Credit Reporting Act (“FCRA”) and related state laws (collectively the “Background Check Laws”). Plaintiffs allege that Defendants failed to provide proper notice regarding its intention to procure background check reports, to obtain proper authorization to procure background check reports, and to provide required information and copies of the reports before taking “adverse employment actions” against them, in violation of the Background Check Laws. Defendants deny the allegations in the lawsuit and Plaintiffs’ contention that the Background Check Laws apply to independent transportation providers.
The Settlement will result in the creation of a $7,500,000 Settlement Fund to be paid to people who were subject to a background check at Defendants’ request prior to January 3, 2015, called “Class Members” (described in Question 5). The Settlement also requires Defendants to agree not to deliberately return to the form of background check disclosure that was provided to independent transportation providers who sought to use the Uber App in or before 2014.
To be eligible to receive a payment from this Settlement, you must submit a Claim Form by January 15, 2018.
Your legal rights are affected whether you act or do not act. Read the Notice carefully.
Summary Of Your Options And Legal Rights In This Settlement
Receive no payment from the Settlement. Give up any rights you might have to sue Defendants about the claims resolved by the Settlement.
This is the only way to get a payment from the Settlement. Submit a Claim Form by January 15, 2018, requesting that a payment be made to you. Give up any rights you might have to sue Defendants about the claims resolved by the Settlement.
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 Defendants for the claims at issue in the Settlement. You must submit your request to exclude yourself by December 14, 2017.
Click here for more information on how to exclude yourself from the Settlement.
Write to the Court about why you do not like the Settlement. You must submit or file your objection by December 14, 2017. You may not exclude yourself and object to the settlement at the same time.
Click here for more information on how to submit an objection to the Settlement.
Ask to speak in Court about the fairness of the Settlement, at a hearing scheduled for February 8, 2018 at 1:30 p.m.
These rights and options—and the deadlines to exercise them—are explained in the Notice.
The Notice summarizes the proposed settlement. For the precise terms and conditions of the settlement, please see the Settlement Agreement available by clicking here, by contacting class counsel as described by clicking here, by accessing the Court docket in this case through the Court’s Public Access to Court Electronic Records (PACER) system at https://ecf.cand.uscourts.gov, or by visiting the office of the Clerk of the Court for the United States District Court for the Northern District of California, 450 Golden Gate Ave, San Francisco, CA 94102, between 9:00 a.m. and 4:00 p.m., Monday through Friday, excluding court holidays.
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 submit a valid and timely Claim Form and do not request exclusion from the Settlement. Please be patient.
Contact the Settlement Administrator
In re Uber FCRA Litigation
c/o Settlement Administrator
1650 Arch Street, Suite 2210
Philadelphia, PA 19103
CLICK HERE to file a claim online