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A federal judge in San Francisco has given final sign-off to a $32.5 million deal Uber Technologies reached with a class of passengers to settle claims related to its “safe rides” fees.

U.S. District Judge Jon Tigar of the Northern District of California gave preliminary approval to the settlement more than two years ago, but pumped the brakes on the deal last year while the U.S. Court of Appeals for the Ninth Circuit considered In re Hyundai and Kia Fuel Economy Litigationa case concerning the viability of multistate class action settlements—en banc.

On Tuesday, with Hyundai resolved in a way that’s friendly to class action settlements, Tigar gave final approval to the Uber deal, which provides class members with $0.25 for the first safe rides fee they were charged and $0.05 for each subsequent charge—an average of about $1.07 per class member. As part of the deal, Uber has agreed to cease charging “Safe Rides Fees” and to refrain from using statements like “safest ride on the road” and “industry-leading” when describing company safety measures in advertising. Under the terms approved by Tigar, all unclaimed funds will go to the National Consumer Law Center.

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Ross Todd

Ross Todd is the Editor/columnist for the Am Law Litigation Daily. He writes about litigation of all sorts. Previously, Ross was the Bureau Chief of The Recorder, ALM's California affiliate. Contact Ross at [email protected] On Twitter: @Ross_Todd.

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