If you or someone you know rented a car from Alamo, Avis, Budget, Dollar, Enterprise, Fox Rent a Car, Hertz, National or Thrifty at a California Airport between the dates of January 1, 2007 through November 14, 2007 and were charged ACF and/or TCA as a separate line item on their invoice you might be a class member of the ACF/TCA Lawsuit Settlement. acftcasettlement.com provides settlement information, the Stipulation of Settlement and the Amended Preliminary Approval Order documents. These documents will require you have Adobe Acrobat Reader software. To receive any type of settlement you must file a claim before January 25, 2013. The settlement terms are states below:
- $2 for each day the vehicles were rented ($5 minimum payment); or
- If the vehicles were rented for less than 8 days, one voucher good for free time and mileage for one rental day; or
- If the vehicles were rented for 8 or more days, either
- Two vouchers good for free time and mileage for one rental day
- One voucher good for free time and mileage for two rental days
It should be noted that the defendants deny any actions of wrong doing but have agreed to settlement terms in order to avoid a long drawn out trail. The case is entitled Shames v. The Hertz Corporation, Case No. 07cv2174-MMA and is in the jurisdiction of the United States District Court, Southern District of California. A settlement fairness hearing will be held on 10/29/12 to determine if the settlement is fair to the class members. The hearing will be held at 2:30pm at 940 Front Street, San Diego, CA 92101-8900. Class members are not required to attend the hearing but may speak upon request notice. If you wish to speak at the hearing please include your name, address, telephone number, and signature on a letter entitled Notice of Intention to Appear in Shames v. The Hertz Corporation, Case No. 07cv2174-MMA. The attorney representing class members is a Donald G. Rez or Sullivan Hill Lewin Rez & Engel. They can be reached at 550 West C Street, 15th Floor, San Diego, CA 92101.