Welcome to the Information Website for the Congdon v. Uber Technologies Action.
This website was established to provide information about the class action lawsuit, Congdon, et al. v. Uber Technologies, Inc., et al., Case No. 4:16-cv-02499-YGR (the “Action”), which is now pending in the District Court of the Northern District of California (the “Court”).
The Action alleges that Uber improperly extracted an amount equal to a fee—which Uber called a “Safe Rides Fee”—on minimum-fare rides. Plaintiffs further contended that by improperly taking an amount equal to such a fee from Drivers’ fares, Uber breached its contract with Drivers and caused them financial harm. Uber denied that its implementation of the Safe Rides Fee was improper or caused Drivers any financial harm.
On March 8, 2018, the Court granted summary judgment in favor of the Drivers, determining that Uber’s acts amounted to a breach of the parties’ contracts and conversion under California law. Accordingly, each member of the Class defined below is now entitled to recover the difference between the minimum fare and the actual fare due to the application of the “Safe Rides Fees,” minus Uber’s then-prevailing percentage service fee that Drivers would have owed to Uber under the parties’ contracts for those fares once final judgment is entered.
On September 10, 2018, the parties filed a stipulation whereby the parties agreed that the certified class would be entitled to damages in the amount of approximately $1.4 million, consistent with the Court’s previous orders, plus approximately $450,000 in simple interest running at a rate of 10% from the date of each Safe Rides Fee and ending upon entry of judgment.
The Court has decided that the following people are members of the Class:
(A) A person in the United States who (B) entered the 2013 Agreement, the June 2014 Agreement, or the November 2014 Agreement1, or a combination of those agreements; (C) opted-out of arbitration under the last Uber driver contract the person executed; and (D) provided at least one UberX minimum fare ride before November 16, 2015, then you may be a member of the Class and your legal rights may be affected by this Action.
Your legal rights are affected whether you act or do not act.
1 Part (B) refers to Uber’s 2013 Transportation Provider Service Agreement, Uber’s June 2014 Rasier Software Sublicense & Online Services Agreement, and Uber’s November 2014 Software License and Online Services Agreement.