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Award (how much your claim may be worth): You can receive a cash payment or voucher from each Rental Car Defendant you rented from during the Class Period.

 

Class Action Lawsuit Settlement Case(s):  Shames v. The Hertz Corporation, et al, Case No. 7-cv-2174-MMA, U.S. District Court, Southern District of California.

 

Company(ies): THE HERTZ CORPORATION, DOLLAR THRIFTY AUTOMOTIVE GROUP, INC., AVIS BUDGET GROUP, INC., VANGUARD CAR RENTAL USA, LLC, ENTERPRISE HOLDINGS, INC., FOX RENT A CAR, INC., CALIFORNIA TRAVEL AND TOURISM COMMISSION

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Website of the Class Action Lawsuit Settlement Administrator (FILE YOUR CLAIM HERE): www.ACFTCASettlement.com

 

Address to submit a claim form (REQUIRED):

 

To receive your cash payment or voucher from the CA airport car rental class action settlement, you must submit a claim form either online at www.ACFTCASettlement.com or to the following address no later than January 25, 2013:
 
ACF/TCA Settlement
PO Box 43092
Providence, RI 02940-3092

 

Phone Number to call for assistance: (888) 758-5690

 

Details: A class action lawsuit settlement has been reached with nine major rental car companies over allegations they improperly charged certain fees to consumers who picked up their rental cars at a California airport in 2007. If you rented a vehicle from Alamo, Avis, Budget, Dollar, Enterprise, Fox Rent A Car, Hertz, National or Thrifty for pickup at a California airport during this time period and paid an ACF and/or TCA fee, you may be entitled to benefits under the class action settlement.

The California airport rental car settlement will resolve a class action lawsuit, entitled Shames v. The Hertz Corporation, that alleges the Defendants violated antitrust and other laws by raising rental car prices at California airports by conspiring with each other to pass on the Airport Concession Fee (ACF) and Tourism Commission Assessment (TCA) to customers for rentals at certain California airport locations.

The rental car companies deny the allegations but have agreed to a class action lawsuit settlement to avoid the hassle and expense of on ongoing litigation.


Class Members of the California airport car rental class action settlement include people who rented a vehicle directly from corporate-owned locations of Alamo, Avis, Budget, Dollar, Enterprise, Fox Rent A Car, Hertz, National or Thrifty for pick up at a California airport location from January 1, 2007 through November 14, 2007, and were charged and paid an ACF and/or TCA as a separate line item on their invoice to one of those companies.  

As a Class Member, you’re entitled to receive either a cash payment or voucher from each Rental Car Defendant that you rented a car from during the Class Period and paid an ACF and/or TCA fee. Your class action settlement benefit will be based on the total number of days each vehicle was rented. The class action settlement benefit options are:

Cash Payment – You can receive $2 per day ($5 minimum payment) for each covered rental day between January 1, 2007 and November 14, 2007.

1 One-Day Voucher – You can receive one voucher good for free time and mileage for one rental day if the total number of rental days during the Class Period was less than eight.

2 One-Day Vouchers or 1 Two-Day Vouchers – You can receive two vouchers, each good for free time and mileage for one rental day or one voucher good for free time and mileage for two rental days if the total number of rental days during the Class Period was 8 or more days.

In order to get any of the class action settlement benefits, you must submit a claim form either online at www.ACFTCASettlement.com or to the Settlement Administrator postmarked no later than January 25, 2013.

Claim forms and more information on your rights in the California Airport Car Rental Fee Class Action Lawsuit Settlement can be found at www.ACFTCASettlement.com.

 

Purchased or Leased From:  January 1, 2007 through November 14, 2007

 

Claims must be postmarked by: 1/25/13


Settlement Administrator(s): Kurtzman Carson Consultants

 

Class Counsel:

 

Dennis Stewart
Hulett Harper Stewart LLP
 
Donald G. Rez
Sullivan Hill Lewin Rez & Engel
 

Defense Counsel:

 

Michael F. Tubach
O’Melveny & Myers LLP

  

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8 Comments

  • Anonymous September 3, 2012

    The administrator for this case went to great lengths to “dissuade” me from filing a claim, and in fact, refused to actually file a claim on my behalf until I provided them detailed rental agreement documentation. I have credit card receipts that clearly indicate rentals made during the period they were improperly charging customers, but I cannot produce nearly 6-year-old boilerplate rental agreements, and so they refused to enter my information as a claim. I believe that, if the Judge knew of this kind of “payment avoidance” tactic, he/she might consider sanctions against the companies involved.

  • Anonymous October 23, 2012

    I would not pay it, and the national corp took care of me! LOL

  • KH January 15, 2013

    I have contacted claim administrators twice, both times they went to a LOT of trouble to “talk me out of” filing a claim, including putting up unreasonable barriers– like requiring ORIGINAL receipts for rentals. I offered to provide dates and locations, as well as copies of whatever supporting documentation I have on file (ie copies of rental agreements or charge slips), but they refused to provide me a claim form or claim number. As an affected party, without their cooperation, I have no real recourse. It seems to me their administration is NOT in good faith.

  • Angel May 30, 2013

    HEY YA’LL WHAT’S UP WITH THIS SETTLEMENT. I’M READY FOR MY FREE CAR FOR 2 DAYS

  • Angel July 7, 2013

    STILL NO NEWS ?

  • Angel September 12, 2013

    HEY ! EVERYONE. AN APPEAL WAS FILED.

  • ANGEL October 7, 2013

    HEY! EVERYONE. THE WABSITE SAYS VOCHER AND CHECKS WILL BE MAIL 11/22/2013.

  • ANGEL IN CALIFORNIA November 26, 2013

    I RECIEVE MY VOCHER TODAY. THANKS T.C.A.

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