Friday September 16, 2016

Uber To Pay Riders $384K Over Its Misleading Tip Policy

A US District Court Judge has approved Uber's proposed settlement that offers 47,000 people refunds of about $8.15 each. Uber drivers will get nothing from this settlement and will have to wait for the outcome of the other lawsuit against Uber.

For a brief, one-year period, Uber's marketing materials stated that the company's ride-hailing app automatically charged users a 20 percent tip for drivers. Unfortunately for drivers and users, Uber was actually taking a 40 to 50 percent cut of that tip آ– a fact which led to a lawsuit claiming the company was misleading consumers.