October 12, 2017 — The ride-sharing service Uber has offered to end a class action settlement involving illegal text messages with a $20 million settlement.
The lawsuit accused Uber of violating a federal law against unsolicited text spam, known as the Telephone Consumer Protection Act (TCPA).
The class action was filed in August 2015 by six people who received text spam from Uber. The lead plaintiff, Maria Vergara, received 8 unsolicited text messages from Uber — despite the fact that she never downloaded the Uber app on her phone, or used Uber’s services.
Lawyers say text spam is harmful because some consumers will be forced to pay for “wireless spam” messages by their phone company.
Uber was charged with routinely sending text spam to incorrect phone numbers. Uber was also accused of using phone numbers for advertising without permission from people who gave the numbers.
Anyone who received unsolicited text messages from Uber between December 31, 2010 and August 17, 2017 is eligible for compensation as part of the settlement.
Lawyers are proposing $13.2 million to be split among everyone who joins the class action, plus $6.7 million in fees and $10,000 to each of the 6 lead plaintiffs in the lawsuit.
Claim forms to join the class action lawsuit must be submitted by December 15, 2017. For more information, please visit www.UberTCPASettlement.com.
Do I have an Uber Accident Lawsuit?
The Schmidt Firm, PLLC is currently accepting Uber accident induced injury cases in all 50 states. If you or somebody you know has been injured in an Uber car accident, you should contact our lawyers immediately for a free case consultation. Please use the form below to contact our Car Accident Litigation Group or call toll free 24 hours a day at (866) 920-0753.
Attention Lawyers: We consider a referral from another law firm to be one of the greatest compliments. If your firm is interested in referring us a case or for us to send you a list of previous award judgments and/or average referral fees, please visit the Lawyer Referral section of our website.