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Uber Reaches $20 Million Settlement in Class Action Lawsuit Alleging Unsolicited Text Messages

Uber to pay $20 million settlement to resolve class action alleging the ridesharing company sent unsolicited text messages.

Uber Technologies has agreed to pay $20 million to resolve a class action lawsuit alleging that the ridesharing company broke the law by sending out unsolicited text messages.

Free Confidential Lawsuit Evaluation: If you were an Uber passenger who was injured in a car accident, you should contact our law firm immediately. You may be entitled to compensation by filing a suit and our lawyers can help.

What’s the Problem?

October 11, 2017 – Lead Plaintiff Maria Vergara initially filed suit in August 2015, alleging that she had received no fewer than 8 unsolicited text messages with different confirmation numbers to register for the rideshare service, even though she had never used Uber and had never tried to download the Uber app.

The lawsuit was filed as a class action, citing allegations that Uber violated the Telephone Consumer Protection Act (TCPA) by sending automated text messages without consent, causing “aggravation and invasion of privacy.”

The suit further alleges that Uber uses inaccurate phone numbers which cause it to routinely send unsolicited text messages to individuals who never provided consent.

That practice can cost those receiving the texts money, because many phone service providers charge for receiving “wireless spam,” the complaint states.

If you received one or more unsolicited text messages from Uber between Dec. 31, 2010, and Aug. 17, 2017, you may be eligible for compensation per the settlement agreement.

The settlement still requires final approval by an Illinois judge, who is scheduled to hear the case next January. The court also will decide whether to approve the request for attorneys’ fees of nearly $7 million plus costs and expenses, and awards for the 6 plaintiffs of $10,000 each.

Do I Have an Uber Accident Lawsuit?

The Personal Injury and Accidents Litigation Group at our law firm is an experienced team of trial lawyers that focus on the representation of plaintiffs in Uber Accident Lawsuits. We are handling individual litigation nationwide and currently accepting new injury and death cases in all 50 states.

Free Case Evaluation: Again, if you were a passenger in an Uber that crashed, whether or not you were injured, you should contact our law firm immediately. You may be entitled to a settlement by filing a suit and we can help.

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