UBER BACKGROUND CHECK CLASS ACTION SETTLEMENT

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9/11/17
A $7.5 million settlement has been reached in a class action lawsuit over allegations Uber Technologies Inc. and Rasier Inc. violated the Fair Credit Reporting Act when obtaining consumer background check reports for prospective Uber drivers.

If you used or sought to use the Uber app as an Uber driver, you may be entitled to compensation from the Uber FCRA class action settlement.

According to the Uber driver background check class action lawsuit, Uber and Rasier failed to provide proper notice about their intent to procure background check reports, to obtain proper authorization before procuring background check reports and to provide required copies of the reports before taking adverse employment action against Uber drivers in violation of the FCRA.

Plaintiff Abdul Kadir Mohamed filed the first Uber FCRA class action lawsuit on Nov. 24, 2014. A second Uber class action lawsuit was filed two days later. Uber sought to compel arbitration in both FCRA class action lawsuits, but the court denied both requests. A third Uber class action lawsuit was filed in June 2015, and the three cases were consolidated on Oct. 1, 2015. If approved, this proposed FCRA settlement will resolve all three Uber class action lawsuits.

The plaintiffs allege Uber took adverse employment against them based on information contained in background check reports. However, Uber failed to notify the plaintiffs about their intent to procure the background check, failed to obtain prior authorization from them before obtaining the background check information, and failed to provide required copies of the reports or a summary of their rights under FCRA before taking adverse employment action against them, according to the Uber class action lawsuit.

The defendants deny the allegations and maintain FCRA laws do not apply to people who work as “independent transportation providers” for Uber. However, they have agreed to settle the Uber background check class action lawsuit to avoid the burden and expense of ongoing litigation.

Class Members who would like to opt out of or object to the Uber FCRA settlement must do so no later than Dec. 14, 2017.

Who’s Eligible
You are a Class Member of the Uber driver FCRA settlement if you were subject to a background check requested by Uber and Rasier before Jan. 3, 2015 in connection with your use, or sought use of, the Uber App as an Uber driver.

Potential Award
$27 to $62 (estimated).


The actual amount each claimant will receive from the Uber driver FCRA class action settlement depends on whether the Class Member accepted an arbitration provision, and the total number of timely and valid claims submitted.

Proof of Purchase
N/A. Class Members must declare under the penalty of perjury that they were subject to a background check and/or consumer report requested by Uber before Jan. 3, 2015, and that they were not designated as an employee of Uber at the time.

Claim Form
CLICK HERE TO FILE A CLAIM »

Claim Form Deadline
1/15/2018

Case Name
In re: Uber FCRA Litigation, Case No. 3:14-cv-05200-EMC, in the U.S. District Court for the Northern District of California

Final Hearing
2/8/2018

Settlement Website
www.UberFCRASettlement.com

Claims Administrator
In re: Uber FCRA Litigation
c/o Angeion Group, Settlement Administrator
1801 Market Street, Suite 660
Philadelphia, PA 19103
1-855-770-4368
[email protected]

Class Counsel
Robert R. Ahdoot
Tina Wolfson
Theodore W. Maya
AHDOOT & WOLFSON PC

Laura Ho
Andrew Lee
William Jhaveri-Weeks
GOLDSTEIN BORGEN DARDARIAN & HO

Defense Counsel
Rod M. Fliegel
LITTLER MENDELSON

Joshua Lipshutz
Kevin Ring-Dowell
GIBSON DUNN & CRUTCHER LLP
 
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