$7,500,000 Settlement Fund to be paid to people who were subject to a background check

UberPal

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UNITED STATES DISTRICT COURT FOR THE NORTHERN DISTRICT OF CALIFORNIA
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.
A federal court directed this notice. This is not a solicitation from a lawyer.
DO NOT ADDRESS ANY QUESTIONS ABOUT THE SETTLEMENT OR THE LITIGATION TO UBER, THE CLERK OF THE COURT OR THE JUDGE

If you are the named recipient of this e-mail you may be entitled to receive a payment from a Settlement in a class action lawsuit against Uber Technologies, Inc. (“Uber”) and Rasier, LLC (collectively, “Defendants”), regarding whether Defendants obtained consumer background check reports 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 their 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” (as this term is defined and used in the software licensing agreements that permit access to the Uber App as a Driver).

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.” 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. Click HERE to file a claim online.

What do I get from the Settlement? The Settlement Fund will be used to satisfy payments to Class Members (called “Settlement Shares”); the Service Awards to the named Plaintiffs as approved by the Court; Attorneys’ Fees and Expenses as approved by the Court; and a payment to California Labor and Workforce Development Agency. You will receive a monetary payment if you fill out and submit a Claim Form and this Settlement receives final court approval. We estimate that you could recover $27.00 or $62.00, depending on whether you are in the ADR group or the Court Group. This amount is an estimate. Your actual recovery amount may vary, depending on the number of valid claims submitted.

Payments to Class Members will be made only after the Court grants “final approval” to the Settlement and after any appeals are resolved. If there are appeals, resolving them can take time. Please be patient and check www.UberFCRASettlement.com for updates.

What are my other options? If you do not want to be legally bound by the Settlement, you must exclude yourself from the Class by December 14, 2017, or you will not be able to sue, or continue to sue, Defendants for the claims that this Settlement resolves. If you exclude yourself or “opt out” from the Settlement, you will not receive payment of your share of the Settlement Fund and you cannot object to the Settlement. If you stay in the Class, you may object to any part of the Settlement by filing an objection by December 14, 2017.

The Court’s Fairness Hearing? The Court will hold a hearing in the case, known as In re Uber FCRA Litigation, 3:14-cv-05200-EMC, on February 8, 2018 at 1:30 p.m., to consider whether to approve the Settlement, and the requests by Class Counsel for reasonable attorneys’ fees of up to one-third (1/3) of the Settlement Fund (or $2,500,000) plus expenses, and for Service Awards to the Class Representatives. The hearing may be moved to a different date or time without additional notice, so it is a good idea to check www.UberFCRASettlement.com for updates. You or your own lawyer, if you have one, may ask to appear and speak at the hearing at your own cost, but you do not have to do so.
Your legal rights are affected whether you act or do not act.

How can I get more information? See the Detailed Notice for more information, file a Claim Form online, and review other information by visiting www.UberFCRASettlement.com. You can also call 1-855-770-4368 to hear more about the Settlement.
 

Quatro40

Well-Known Member
UNITED STATES DISTRICT COURT FOR THE NORTHERN DISTRICT OF CALIFORNIA
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.
A federal court directed this notice. This is not a solicitation from a lawyer.
DO NOT ADDRESS ANY QUESTIONS ABOUT THE SETTLEMENT OR THE LITIGATION TO UBER, THE CLERK OF THE COURT OR THE JUDGE

If you are the named recipient of this e-mail you may be entitled to receive a payment from a Settlement in a class action lawsuit against Uber Technologies, Inc. (“Uber”) and Rasier, LLC (collectively, “Defendants”), regarding whether Defendants obtained consumer background check reports 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 their 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” (as this term is defined and used in the software licensing agreements that permit access to the Uber App as a Driver).

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.” 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. Click HERE to file a claim online.

What do I get from the Settlement? The Settlement Fund will be used to satisfy payments to Class Members (called “Settlement Shares”); the Service Awards to the named Plaintiffs as approved by the Court; Attorneys’ Fees and Expenses as approved by the Court; and a payment to California Labor and Workforce Development Agency. You will receive a monetary payment if you fill out and submit a Claim Form and this Settlement receives final court approval. We estimate that you could recover $27.00 or $62.00, depending on whether you are in the ADR group or the Court Group. This amount is an estimate. Your actual recovery amount may vary, depending on the number of valid claims submitted.

Payments to Class Members will be made only after the Court grants “final approval” to the Settlement and after any appeals are resolved. If there are appeals, resolving them can take time. Please be patient and check www.UberFCRASettlement.com for updates.

What are my other options? If you do not want to be legally bound by the Settlement, you must exclude yourself from the Class by December 14, 2017, or you will not be able to sue, or continue to sue, Defendants for the claims that this Settlement resolves. If you exclude yourself or “opt out” from the Settlement, you will not receive payment of your share of the Settlement Fund and you cannot object to the Settlement. If you stay in the Class, you may object to any part of the Settlement by filing an objection by December 14, 2017.

The Court’s Fairness Hearing? The Court will hold a hearing in the case, known as In re Uber FCRA Litigation, 3:14-cv-05200-EMC, on February 8, 2018 at 1:30 p.m., to consider whether to approve the Settlement, and the requests by Class Counsel for reasonable attorneys’ fees of up to one-third (1/3) of the Settlement Fund (or $2,500,000) plus expenses, and for Service Awards to the Class Representatives. The hearing may be moved to a different date or time without additional notice, so it is a good idea to check www.UberFCRASettlement.com for updates. You or your own lawyer, if you have one, may ask to appear and speak at the hearing at your own cost, but you do not have to do so.
Your legal rights are affected whether you act or do not act.

How can I get more information? See the Detailed Notice for more information, file a Claim Form online, and review other information by visiting www.UberFCRASettlement.com. You can also call 1-855-770-4368 to hear more about the Settlement.
Thank you.
 

ftimmy

Well-Known Member
I feel like these numbers don't add up. The lawyers are asking for $2.5 million which leaves $5 million. They estimate claimants will receive $27. That means they expect somewhere around 185,000 people to make a claim. That seems off to me.
 

Fubernuber

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I feel like these numbers don't add up. The lawyers are asking for $2.5 million which leaves $5 million. They estimate claimants will receive $27. That means they expect somewhere around 185,000 people to make a claim. That seems off to me.
Seems right to me. 185k people tried it and most stopped. Speaks volumes about ubers retention rate
 

ftimmy

Well-Known Member
I wonder if this is regional . I have not gotten any email and started 12-14

I haven't gotten any email either which is why I have a hard time believing they are going to find 185K drivers to make a claim.

I guess if they don't find all those drivers then its just more for the rest of to share, although the whole thing confuses me. They say any left over money gets donated to charity. If all the drivers who make a claim are supposed to split the money then why would there ever be any left over? I don't get it.
 

UberPete1911

Well-Known Member
UNITED STATES DISTRICT COURT FOR THE NORTHERN DISTRICT OF CALIFORNIA
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.
A federal court directed this notice. This is not a solicitation from a lawyer.
DO NOT ADDRESS ANY QUESTIONS ABOUT THE SETTLEMENT OR THE LITIGATION TO UBER, THE CLERK OF THE COURT OR THE JUDGE

If you are the named recipient of this e-mail you may be entitled to receive a payment from a Settlement in a class action lawsuit against Uber Technologies, Inc. (“Uber”) and Rasier, LLC (collectively, “Defendants”), regarding whether Defendants obtained consumer background check reports 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 their 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” (as this term is defined and used in the software licensing agreements that permit access to the Uber App as a Driver).

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.” 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. Click HERE to file a claim online.

What do I get from the Settlement? The Settlement Fund will be used to satisfy payments to Class Members (called “Settlement Shares”); the Service Awards to the named Plaintiffs as approved by the Court; Attorneys’ Fees and Expenses as approved by the Court; and a payment to California Labor and Workforce Development Agency. You will receive a monetary payment if you fill out and submit a Claim Form and this Settlement receives final court approval. We estimate that you could recover $27.00 or $62.00, depending on whether you are in the ADR group or the Court Group. This amount is an estimate. Your actual recovery amount may vary, depending on the number of valid claims submitted.

Payments to Class Members will be made only after the Court grants “final approval” to the Settlement and after any appeals are resolved. If there are appeals, resolving them can take time. Please be patient and check www.UberFCRASettlement.com for updates.

What are my other options? If you do not want to be legally bound by the Settlement, you must exclude yourself from the Class by December 14, 2017, or you will not be able to sue, or continue to sue, Defendants for the claims that this Settlement resolves. If you exclude yourself or “opt out” from the Settlement, you will not receive payment of your share of the Settlement Fund and you cannot object to the Settlement. If you stay in the Class, you may object to any part of the Settlement by filing an objection by December 14, 2017.

The Court’s Fairness Hearing? The Court will hold a hearing in the case, known as In re Uber FCRA Litigation, 3:14-cv-05200-EMC, on February 8, 2018 at 1:30 p.m., to consider whether to approve the Settlement, and the requests by Class Counsel for reasonable attorneys’ fees of up to one-third (1/3) of the Settlement Fund (or $2,500,000) plus expenses, and for Service Awards to the Class Representatives. The hearing may be moved to a different date or time without additional notice, so it is a good idea to check www.UberFCRASettlement.com for updates. You or your own lawyer, if you have one, may ask to appear and speak at the hearing at your own cost, but you do not have to do so.
Your legal rights are affected whether you act or do not act.

How can I get more information? See the Detailed Notice for more information, file a Claim Form online, and review other information by visiting www.UberFCRASettlement.com. You can also call 1-855-770-4368 to hear more about the Settlement.
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