Uber Driver & Advocate Lorri Trosper Filed a Class Action Suit to Recover Your Unpaid Tips & Other Damages
If you drive for Uber (or did) you might be entitled to compensation – We want to hear from you!
Our Lawsuit: Uber Stole Driver Tips & is Blocking Drivers’ Legal Rights
Uber’s legal crisis continues with our national class action lawsuit filed Sunday May 1 by Uber driver activist Lorri Trosper seeking compensation for hundreds of thousands of drivers nationwide.
The lawsuit exposes Uber’s:
- Not paying to drivers tips auto-collected from passengers under their rider agreement; and
- Avoiding drivers’ federal and state rights, benefits, and protections by illegally classifying drivers as independent contractors to avoid employee protections.
The Trosper & All Uber Drivers vs Uber, Inc. & Kalanick Lawsuit:
- Filed on behalf of drivers nationwide by former Uber driver and nationwide driver advocate Lorri Trosper;
- Attorney Brian Mahany is the lawyer who tagged Bank of America for the largest single defendant settlement in history at $16.65 billion and other wins against powerful corporations; (not a spelling error)
- United States Federal District Court for Northern District of Illinois to include Uber drivers in New York, New Jersey, Texas, Florida, Illinois, and all U.S. states.
Why a Class Action Lawsuit – It Empowers Individual Drivers
Uber Inc. is a multi-billion dollar corporation with unlimited money while the individual drivers responsible for Uber’s success are real people working to support their families.
Most people believe that when a mega corporation imposes unfair policies, engages in illegal activities that financially harm their workers, and otherwise ignores employees’ rights – there is nothing that can be done.
You can’t fight an international company with hundreds of lawyers charged with eliminating any barrier to more profits – or can you? Yes you can fight back!
Uber drivers CAN fight back with this class action lawsuit. Lorri Trosper, the advocate for Uber drivers in this lawsuit, selected a class action because it allows a handful of drivers who have been harmed in the same way (here stolen rights and tips) to sue on behalf of all others who were also Uber victims similarly cheated. This large group is “the class” in the class action lawsuit – you can join.
A victory at trial or by settlement will be a win for all drivers. Are you a present or former Uber driver?
Why MahanyLaw – Billion Dollar Experience & Aggressive Lawyers
Billion dollar companies get away with misconduct every single day. Even if someone files a class action lawsuit, the mega-company spends millions on lawyers to crush any opponent with delay, deception and truckloads of paperwork.
Lorri selected MahanyLaw because:
- Experience – Founder Brian Mahany is one of a select few American lawyers with billion dollar case experience. (Billions in settlements and wins quite recently) His brand power causes opponents to take his clients very seriously.
- Lawyers who Care – MahanyLaw attorneys treat clients like family, always. You speak with an experienced lawyer rather than being shuffled to a staff member or inexperienced attorney.
- MahanyLaw Does Not Back Down – Brian Mahany and his team are not looking for a quick settlement or fast fee. They have the resources and drive to take a case to trial against wrongdoers of any size.
Act Quickly to Preserve Your Rights – You May be Entitled to Compensation
There are time limits, called a Statute of Limitations, within which you must make your claim or lose your rights.
2017 UBER CLASS ACTION UPDATE
All of our actions have been dismissed except a single case still pending in federal court on behalf of Wisconsin Uber drivers.
What Went Wrong? (Why Did the Courts Dismiss So Many Uber Lawsuits?)
Despite several courtroom defeats, we believe that Uber does not treat its drivers fairly. Nothing has changed, in fact, we think Uber’s behavior has become worse.
Two years ago there were some early court victories. Judge Chen in San Francisco and Judge Rakoff in New York City. We hoped the trend would continue. Although we knew we had a steep climb in front of us, the cause was just. Uber drivers are treated like second class citizens and it seems that the company’s promises are often empty.
We filed class cases around the country on the theory that the onerous lawsuit waiver and class action waiver provisions of the driver’s agreements were void and violated public policy. What legitimate employer would have an employee or contractor sign a contract saying they couldn’t sue?
There is some case law in the midwest that suggests these waiver clauses are invalid and as noted above, there were some early court victories. Uber appealed all the decisions that went against them and unfortunately found an ally in the federal appeals courts.
In very recent weeks (April / May 2017), organized labor has expressed an interest in tackling Uber. There is strength in numbers and if these organizing efforts are successful, Uber will be forced to take drivers more seriously.
Union membership means dues but the benefits may outweigh any costs.
We are actively pursuing the Wisconsin litigation against Uber and remain committed to the cause. As political winds change, we may later regroup and see how we can help drivers in other states.
Until then, we monitor all the Uber litigation and hope that someone will finally find a theory that allows drivers to sue for unpaid wages, benefits, lost tips, unfair dismissal and the like.
Thank you for continued support.
The United States District Court has dismissed our case against Uber. Once again, a court has ruled that Uber’s driver’s agreement prevents most drivers from suing the company of bringing a class action. We are deeply disappointed and thank the many hundreds of Uber drivers who offered their support. Justice will prevail. Someday.