Uber agreed to a $25-million settlement in a lawsuit alleging the ride-hailing company misled and overcharged customers in Los Angeles and San Francisco.
Los Angeles County Dist. Atty. Jackie Lacey and San Francisco Dist. Atty. George Gascon filed the consumer protection lawsuit against Uber in 2014, accusing the company of overstating its customer-safety policy in marketing materials and adding unnecessary fees for tolls and airport drop-offs.
Uber will split the payment evenly between the counties. So long as Uber hands over $10 million within 60 days and adheres to other parts of the settlement for two years, the company will be spared the remaining $15 million.
Uber has already addressed many of the claims in other lawsuit settlements, such as agreeing to no longer use phrases such as “safest ride on the road” and describing its background checks as “the gold standard.”
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