Uber Drivers Background Check FCRA Settlement

Settlement Structure: Claims Made

Active: Closed

Closed Settlement Statement:
According to court documents, the claim submission deadline has passed. Please contact the claims administrator if you have any questions.

Case Summary:

Uber is settling a class action alleging that when it performed background checks on prospective drivers, it violated the federal Fair Credit Reporting Act (FCRA) as well as related state laws. The complaint for the case claims that Uber did not provide proper notice that it was intending to get a background check, did not obtain proper authorization, and did not give subject copies of the reports and required information before taking negative actions. 

Docket Number:

3:14-cv-05200-EMC

Company: Uber

Filing Deadline: January 15, 2018

Class Period: January 3, 2015

Objection Deadline: December 14, 2017

Exclusion Deadline: December 14, 2017

Final Approval Hearing: February 8, 2018

Proof of Purchase:

No, but your claim will be checked against Uber’s records.

Eligibility:

You may be eligible if Uber requested a background check on you before January 3, 2015, in connection with your desiring to use the Uber App as a driver or “independent transportation provider.”

Class members will be dividing into two subgroups.

  • The ADR Group consists of class members who accepted an arbitration provision.
  • The Court Group consists of class members who did not accept or opted out of the arbitration provision. 
Typical Settlement Amount:

Estimated at $27 (for the ADR Group) or $62 (for the Court Group), depending on how many valid claims are received. Those who submit printed claims forms will be mailed a check. Those who submit electronic claims forms may choose to be paid by mailed check, PayPal deposit, or digital check/direct deposit. If you submit and electronic claim form and don’t choose a method, you will be mailed a check

Total Settlement Amount: $7,500,000

Class Representative Proposed Incentive Fee:

$5,000-$7,500

Law Firms:
Ahdoot & Wolfson
Goldstein Borgen Dardarian & Ho

Claim Form: Uber FCRA Settlement Claim Form

Case Name: In re Uber FCRA Litigation

Settlement Website: Uber FCRA Settlement Website

Claims Administrator:
Angeion Group

Claims Administrator Contact Information:

In re: Uber FCRA Litigation
c/o Angeion Group, Settlement Administrator
1801 Market Street, Suite 660
Philadelphia, PA 19103
1-855-770-4368
UberFCRASettlement@AdministratorClassAction.com

Tags: FCRA, Failure to provide proper notice and/or obtain proper authorization, Failure to provide subject with a copy of report, Failure to provide subject with summary of rights under FCRA