Uber and Lyft Settle In California “Airport Fees” Class Action Lawsuit

Uber and Lyft Settle In California "Airport Fees" Class Action Lawsuit

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Ride-sharing companies Uber and Lyft are paying out a fairly large amount on “airport fee tolls” that were collected in 2013 and 2014. Uber will pay out $1.8 million while Lyft settled on $500,000—both to the cities of Los Angeles and San Francisco.

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Uber has had a hard time in California when it comes to running its operation without incident. This particular settlement occurred when the company would take in fees in the area of $1.25 to $4.50 per trip from some 350,000 riders who were heading to airports in California.

In a related lawsuit, Los Angeles and San Francisco-based district attorneys weren’t pleased by the practice and claim that Uber attempted to dupe riders by not telling them that the collected fees didn’t go to the airports.

While the district attorneys were stern in their observation of this legal run in, lawyers for the plaintiffs commended Uber for agreeing to the $1.8 million settlement and that it accounts for 100-percent of the fees the company took from riders.

Starting with Kabir News in 2013, James has focused on tech, gaming, and entertainment. When not writing, he enjoys catching up on sci-fi and horror shows and comics. He can be followed on Twitter @MetalSwift.

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