Uber Class Action Registration
What You Need to Know
Thousands of Uber drivers have been in contact with Wilshire Law Firm, since we filed the class action lawsuit in federal court, against Uber Technologies, Inc. and its subsidiaries Rasier, LLC and Rasier-CA, LLC, on April 3, 2017. Here are the most frequently asked questions, which Uber drivers have been asking us, since the matter gained more media attention, in recent weeks.
WHAT IS THE LAWSUIT ABOUT?
Uber deliberately and systematically manipulated navigational data so as to charge a higher fare to the “rider” while simultaneously paying the “driver” based on a lower fare associated with a shorter route to the rider’s destination. We have solid evidence of the fare manipulation which will be brought to light during the current litigation process.
WHAT IS THE STATUS OF THE CASE?
Wilshire Law Firm is still in the early stages of litigation. As such, we are still signing up class members.
WHAT ARE THE ALLEGED VIOLATIONS COMMITTED BY UBER?
BREACH OF CONTRACT
Drivers performed services in compliance with their written agreement, However, defendants failed to remit payment to the drivers, as required by agreement.
Defendants retained a portion of the fare in excess of the contractual service fee and booking fees.
FRAUD BY CONCEALMENT
Defendants used the “upfront pricing” ultimately as the amount that the “rider” is charged for the fare. Defendants’ software calculates the upfront price that is displayed and charged to the “rider” and calculates the expected distance and time utilizing a route, which is often longer, in both distance and time, than the route displayed on the driver’s application.
VIOLATION OF THE LANHAM ACT
Defendants made false and misleading statements in commercial advertisements to plaintiffs and class members to induce them to provide transportation services utilizing defendants’ software.
Defendants have engaged in unfair, deceptive, and fraudulent business acts by, intentionally, manipulating the fares charged to “riders” and the amount of the fare reported to the “driver,” for which they are compensated.
MISCLASSIFICATION AND FAILURE TO PAY WAGES
Defendants have classified its “drivers” as independent contractors, when they are, in fact, employees. Wages as defined are “all amounts for labor performed by employees of every description, whether the amount is fixed or ascertained by the standard of time, task, piece, commission basis, or other method of calculation.”
IS THIS PARTICULAR CLASS ACTION LAWSUIT AGAINST UBER NATIONWIDE?
No. Wilshire Law Firm filed this class action lawsuit in federal court, in California. The firm is currently exploring the possibility of other jurisdictions.
HOW DO I FILE MY CLAIM?
You can file your claim online by completing the above registration form, or you can click here to download a hard copy of the registration form. After printing and completing the registration form, please send it to us via email: [email protected] or mail it to: Wilshire Law Firm 3055 Wilshire Blvd. 12th Floor Los Angeles, CA 90010
AM I GOING TO LOSE MY JOB, WHEN I FILE MY CLAIM AGAINST UBER?
If you’re currently working as an Uber driver, your claim is filed anonymously. You will not appear as a named plaintiff in the matter, but rather as an (unnamed) class member. Wilshire Law Firm does not encourage individual class members to share information on public forums or social media channels, which could affect the validity of their claim.
HOW LONG WILL THIS CASE TAKE?
Class action lawsuits can be complex cases. It is difficult to predict an accurate timeframe for resolution. Our firm is working hard to help drivers get the justice they deserve. We will keep every class member informed regarding every major development in the class action process. You will be the first one to know, everything we know.
HOW MUCH MONEY WILL I GET?
When it comes to projected, financial recovery in/for a class action lawsuit, it is hard to predict a specific figure in connection to the outcome. How much financial compensation you could be entitled to will depend on a number of factors, such as: how many class members are involved, the scope and amount of work you have performed, your specific circumstances and other considerations.
WILSHIRE LAW FIRM FILES LAWSUIT AGAINST UBER FOR PRICE DISCREPANCY IN UBER’S UPFRONT PRICING MODEL 19 APR, 2017.
DEMANDA COLECTIVA DE WILSHIRE LAW FIRM CONTRA UBER POR DISCREPANCIA EN EL MODELO DE PRECIOS DE UBER 19 APR, 2017
Los Angeles Times | News coverage on Wilshire Law Firm’s class action lawsuit against Uber Technologies, Inc.