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Car Rental Companies Settle California Airports Price Fixing Class Action


This is a settlement for the Antitrust lawsuit.

Los Angeles, CA: A settlement has been reached in an antitrust class action lawsuit filed against 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.

The lawsuit, entitled Shames v. The Hertz Corporation, 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.

If you 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, you may be entitled to benefits under a class action settlement.

If you are entitled to benefits under this settlement, you can elect to receive one of the options below based on the total number of days you rented one or more vehicles:

$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; or one voucher good for free time and mileage for two rental days.

To download forms or find more information on the settlement visit acftcasettlement.com .

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Published on Jul-26-12


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You should sue the pants off the car rental companies for price fixing at Boston Logan airport and the airlines as well! it costs me $100 ADAY weekends to rent an economy car from any one of the majors! Used to be less than half that just a year ago! And southwest , jet blue and others are charging twice what it used to cost to fly between Bwi and bost , and pad as well! And the cost of fuel is half what it used to be!!!

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