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What is the Uber class action about?

Maurice Blackburn filed a class action against Uber on behalf of participants in the taxi, hire-car, limousine and charter vehicle industry. We started this class action in response to losses suffered by drivers, licence owners, and operators, when Uber entered the Australian market.

An agreement has been reached between the parties to settle the class action. That settlement is subject to Court approval.

Am I eligible to join this class action?

Registrations for the Uber Class Action have now closed. Unfortunately, if you have not previously registered it is not now possible to register to participate in the settlement.

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Frequently Asked Questions

Where seven or more people have claims that arise out of similar circumstances (such as in this case), a class action can be brought by one claimant on their own behalf and as a representative of others.

The class action process saves time and expense and avoids the need for the courts to determine common issues of fact or law more than once and enables disputes and claims involving large numbers of people to be resolved via a single case.

The claim is against Uber and various Uber entities. The claim is for lost income and loss in licence values for participants in the taxi and hire car / limousine /charter vehicle industries.

There are no out of pocket costs.

Up to now, all costs have been borne either by Maurice Blackburn or the litigation funder, Harbour.

Now that a settlement has been reached, any costs payable to either Maurice Blackburn or the funder will be deducted from, and will not exceed, any compensation that you are entitled to receive. Those amounts must first be approved by the Court before they can be deducted from the settlement.

The class action sought damages for losses sustained as a result of Uber's alleged conduct in the relevant loss periods (i.e. the period in which it was alleged that Uber operated illegally) for Victoria, New South Wales, Queensland and Western Australia.

This includes both loss in licence value and lost income.

At this stage it is not possible to say how much individual group members will receive from the settlement. As part of the settlement approval process, the Court will be asked to approve a settlement distribution scheme. That document will set out the process for calculating compensation payments and how those payments will be made.

The timing for the settlement approval process is yet to be determined as it will depend on the Court’s availability. Notices to be approved by the Court will specify important dates and deadlines.

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