If, at any time between December 31, 2010 and August 17, 2017, you received one or more text messages from Uber Technologies, Inc., you may be eligible for a payment from a class action settlement.
UPDATE August 29, 2018: Checks have been mailed to eligible Settlement Class Members who filed a valid claim.
August 8, 2018: The appeal of Judge Durkin's Final Approval Order by an objector has been formally dismissed. With the appeal dismissed, the distribution of settlement funds is now able to proceed.
July 27, 2018: The distribution of settlement funds has been delayed by the appeal of Judge Durkin's Final Approval Order by an objector. The funds cannot be distributed until that appeal is resolved.
In a purported class action case known as Vergara, et al. v. Uber Technologies, Inc., No. 1:15-CV-06942 (N.D. Ill.), the Plaintiffs alleged that Uber engaged in violations of the Telephone Consumer Protection Act, 47 U.S.C. § 227 et seq. (“TCPA”), by sending automated text messages to individuals without their consent. Uber denies Plaintiffs’ allegations and denies that it did anything wrong. The Court has not decided who is right.
A settlement of this lawsuit (“Settlement”) has been negotiated which, if approved by the Court, may entitle you to a payment. By entering into the Settlement, Uber has not admitted the truth or validity of any of the claims against it. Your rights and options under the Settlement—and the deadlines to exercise them—are explained below.
|Your Legal Rights and Options in this Settlement|
|Submit a Claim Form||This is the only way to receive a payment from the Settlement. Class Members who submit a valid Claim Form by the deadline of December 15, 2017, will receive a payment and will give up certain rights to sue Releasees, as described in FAQ 13 and FAQ 15.|
|Exclude Yourself||If you exclude yourself, you can sue Releasees on your own and at your own expense regarding the text messages released under this Settlement, but you will not receive a payment from the Settlement. The deadline for excluding yourself is December 15, 2017. See FAQ 17.|
|Object||You may file an objection if you wish to object to the Settlement. The deadline to object to the Settlement is December 22, 2017. See FAQ 16.|
|Go to a Hearing||Ask to speak in Court about the fairness of the Settlement. The Court has set a hearing for January 23, 2018 at 9:00 a.m., subject to change. See FAQ 17.|
|Do Nothing||If you do nothing, you will receive no money from the Settlement, but you will still give up your rights to sue Releasees as described in FAQ 15 and FAQ 19..|
These rights and options—and the deadlines to exercise them—are explained on this website.
The Court in charge of this case still has to decide whether to approve the Settlement. If it does, and after any appeals are resolved, benefits will be distributed to those who submit claims and qualify. Please be patient.