BOSTON (AP) — Uber’s leasing arm has agreed to pay $250,000 to settle allegations that it overcharged for tolls for hundreds of Massachusetts drivers who leased vehicles from the ride-hailing company’s subsidiary.
State Attorney General Maura Healey announced Wednesday that the settlement with Xchange Leasing LLC includes $210,000 for 336 drivers, and $40,000 for her office’s local consumer aid fund.
The amount each driver was reimbursed was linked to the amount they were overbilled, but averaged about $600 per driver.
Xchange Leasing primarily leases to people who want to drive for Uber, but don’t own a vehicle.
The state’s investigation found that Xchange Leasing at times double or triple-charged for each legitimate toll.
San Francisco-based Uber in a statement acknowledged mistakes and said the company has taken steps to improve its procedures.
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