Class Action Lawsuit Filed Over Hertz Rental Fees
A class action lawsuit file against Hertz claims that the company overcharges customers by adding fees like an “energy surcharge” and “vehicles licensing cost recovery.” The plaintiff claims that these Hertz rental fees are not disclosed and customers are overcharged. But, an Illinois federal judge partially granted Hertz’s request for summary judgment on an unfair rental fees class action lawsuit. However, she did decide that Hertz would have to face some of the customer’s allegations.
Judge Rosenstengel did permit Bradley to pursue some allegations against Hertz because she sufficiently claimed that the company overcharged for fees by miscalculating the extra charges. According to Bradley’s Hertz class action lawsuit, Hertz specifically overcharged on the energy surcharge. Allegedly, Hertz based the surcharge on projected energy costs, which Bradly asserts are higher than the actual costs of energy.
Additionally, the Hertz overcharge class action lawsuit said that Hertz overcharged for vehicle registration and licensing. Allegedly, Hertz charged Bradley a flat fee that was higher than the company’s actual costs for licensing, registering, and titling the car.
The Hertz class action lawsuit states that many customers have been overcharged based on this model. And these has been going on for many years.
The lawsuit is still in its early stages, but if you have rented card from Hertz in the past, keep an eye out for this case. A check could be coming your way.
The Hertz Car Rental Fees Class Action Lawsuit is Bradley v. The Hertz Corp., Case No. 3:15-cv-00652, in the U.S. District Court for the Southern District of Illinois.