Uber Class Action
Maurice Blackburn has filed a class action against Uber on behalf of participants in the taxi, hire car, limousine and charter vehicle industry. This class action was introduced in response to losses suffered by drivers, licence owners, and operators, when Uber entered the Australian market.
It doesn't cost you anything to join this Class Action. Find out if you are eligible to join and register today.
"We have worked with Maurice Blackburn lawyers for the past two years building the case against Uber and it is exciting to be finally at the point of filing," he said.
A Statement of Claim will be lodged in the coming weeks alleging that Uber entities breached the law in each of the Australian States by using drivers and vehicles without the necessary accreditations, authorisations and licences to provide UberX services.
It will also allege that Uber entities conspired to injure participants in the taxi and hire car, limousine and charter vehicle industries by establishing, promoting and operating UberX in the Australian States by unlawful means.
"The matter is now over to the lawyers and the courts to determine whether Uber acted illegally when it entered the Australian marketplace, and whether damages are due to those in the taxi and hire car industry," Mr Baruch said.
"We are confident that we have a strong case against Uber," he said.
Registrations for the Class Action are still open with Maurice Blackburn and the CPVAA is urging eligible drivers and operators to register. Drivers, licence holders and operators are eligible if they were licensed to operate in these states during the following times:
Victoria between 1 April 2014 and 23 August 2017
New South Wales between 1 April 2014 and 17 December 2015
Queensland between 1 April 2014 and 5 September 2016 and
Western Australia between 10 October 2014 and 4 July 2016.
More information at www.mauriceblackburn.com.au/uberclassaction.
TAA reports on various topics regarding the Australian and International commercial passenger transport sector.