Developments in Uber Pricing Model Class Action

August 27, 2018

The suit, filed in February 2017, alleged that Uber charged passengers a fare before their rides began based on an aggressive and often inflated projection of the distance and time involved for a particular ride. Dulberg said Uber’s contract promised that drivers would get a set percentage of riders’ fares, but the company instead paid drivers based on the distance and time they actually drove and pocketed the difference.

The complaint outlined the alleged breach with a hypothetical in which Uber promised to pay drivers 80 percent of their fares. If the company charged a rider $100 based on its estimate but the driver provided only $90 worth of service, the driver would earn $72, rather than the $80 he should have, Dulberg said.

Dulberg is represented by Paul B. Maslo of Napoli Shkolnik PLLC.

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