Prepaid Fuel Settlement

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The information contained on this website is only a summary of information presented in more detail in the Notice, which you can access by clicking here. Since this webpage is just a summary, you should review the Notice for additional details.

If You Rented a Vehicle from Dollar Rent A Car or Thrifty Car Rental and Purchased Prepaid Fuel You May Be Eligible to Receive a Payment from a Class Action Settlement.

Your Legal Rights Are Affected Whether You Act or Do Not Act. Please Read the Notice Carefully.

Your Legal Rights And Options In This Settlement

Submit a Claim

The only way to request a payment.

Exclude Yourself

Exclude yourself from the Settlement.  Get no payment.  This is the only option that allows you to ever be part of any other lawsuit against DTAG or the other Released Parties identified in the Settlement about the legal claims in this case.

Object

Write to the Court about why you don’t like the Settlement.

Go to a Hearing

Ask to speak in Court about the fairness of the Settlement.

Do Nothing

Get no payment. Be bound by the terms of Settlement, including releases of claims.


  • These rights and options—and the deadlines to exercise them—are explained in the notice.
  • The Court in charge of this case still has to decide whether to approve the Settlement. Payments will only be made if the Court approves the Settlement and any appeals are resolved in favor of the Settlement. Please be patient.

How Do I Know If I Am Affected by the Settlement?

You are included in the Class if you:

  • Rented a vehicle in the United States from Dollar Rent A Car or Thrifty Car Rental between December 19, 2009 and December 31, 2015,
  • Selected the prepaid fuel option,
  • Paid a prepaid fuel charge that was based upon a fuel capacity listed in the rental vehicle profile that exceeded the actual fuel capacity of the vehicle, and
  • Are included in the Settlement Class List.

The Settlement Class does not include:

  • DTAG and its parent companies, subsidiaries, or affiliates;
  • The officers, directors, agents, servants, or employees of DTAG (or their parent companies, subsidiaries, or affiliates) as of November 27, 2018 [the entry of the Preliminary Approval Order];
  • Class Counsel;
  • The Settlement Administrator; and
  • Any judge presiding over the class action.

What Is the Lawsuit About?

The lawsuit claims that Dollar Rent A Car and Thrifty Car Rental charged the members of the Settlement Class for prepaid fuel based on fuel volumes that exceeded the fuel capacities of the rental vehicles. DTAG denies these claims and maintains it did nothing wrong.

What Can I Get in the Settlement?

If the Settlement is approved and any and all appeals are resolved in its favor (if it “becomes final”), it will provide benefits to Class Members. DTAG will provide Settlement Funding up to $175,000 to make payments to Class Members who file valid claims , as well as to pay for costs associated with the administration of the Settlement, attorneys’ fees and costs of not more than $50,625, and an incentive award of $10,000 to the Class Representative .

More details are in a document called the Settlement Agreement, which you can access by clicking here.

How Do I Make a Claim?

Please read the instructions carefully, and fill out the Claim Form completely and accurately. Claim Forms can be submitted electronically here or by mail. Your Claim Form must be submitted electronically at www.PrepaidFuelSettlement.com or by mail postmarked no later than February 7, 2019. Claims submitted by mail should be sent to:

Prepaid Fuel Settlement
c/o
A.B. Data, Ltd.
P.O. Box 173036
Milwaukee, WI 53217-8091

If you have questions about the Claim Form, please contact the Settlement Administrator at 1-877-261-8296.

Fairness Hearing

A Fairness Hearing will be held before a Judge of the Court at 2:30 p.m. on January 28, 2019, in Courtroom 501, Circuit Court of the Thirteenth Judicial Circuit, in and for Hillsborough County, Florida, 800 E. Twiggs St., Tampa, Florida 33602. The hearing may be moved to a different date or time without additional notice, so it is a good idea to check this website or call 1-877-261-8296.

At this hearing, the Court will consider whether the Settlement is fair, reasonable, and adequate. If there are objections, the Court will consider them and will listen to people who have asked to speak at the hearing. The Court may also decide at this hearing how much to pay Class Counsel. After the hearing, the Court will decide whether to approve the Settlement. We do not know how long these decisions will take.

How Do I Get More Information?

The notice, which you can access by clicking here, summarizes the proposed Settlement. More details are in the Settlement Agreement, which you can access by clicking here. You also may write with questions to Prepaid Fuel Settlement, c/o A.B. Data, Ltd., P.O. Box 173036, Milwaukee, WI 53217-8091 or call the toll-free number, 877-261-8296.

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