NFB Service Animal Settlement

If you are a blind or visually disabled individual who uses a service animal when traveling and have used, attempted to use, or been deterred from using transportation services arranged through the Uber Rider App, a class action settlement may affect your rights.

     This is to inform you about the proposed settlement that would resolve the class action lawsuit National Federation of the Blind of California, et al.  v.  Uber Technologies, Inc., Case No.  3:14-cv-4086 (N.D.  Cal.).  The lawsuit alleges that Uber Technologies, Inc.  and its subsidiary and affiliate entities (collectively, “Uber”), violated the Americans with Disabilities Act, 42 U.S.C.  §§ 12101, et seq., by failing to take the necessary steps to ensure that transportation providers using the Uber mobile software application (“Drivers”) do not discriminate against blind or visually disabled riders who travel with service animals (“Riders”).  Uber denies all liability in the case and asserts that its current practices do not violate applicable federal, state, and local law.  The settlement, which must be approved by the Court, would resolve the lawsuit.

 

Your Legal Rights and Options in This Settlement

Do Nothing
If you do nothing, you will be bound by the Settlement and its benefits, if it is approved by the Court

Object
You can object to this settlement in writing by mailing or filing an objection with the Court.

Go to the Hearing
If you mail or file an objection, you must also include notice that you intend to speak in Court about the fairness of the Settlement.

 

Important Dates

Objection Deadline:  October 13, 2016
Notice of Intent to Appear:  October 13, 2016
Final Approval Hearing:  December 1, 2016, at 1:00 p.m.