Jeffrey Gavin v. San Diego Unified Port District Settlement Distribute Checks To Qualified Claimants
San Diego International Airport management is set to pay more than $6 million as part of the settlement agreement it has agreed to enter with plaintiff Jeffrey Gavin in response to the class action lawsuit filed over allegedly illegal car rental fees imposed by the airport authorities.
San Diego International Airport Can Rental Fees
According to reports, defendant San Diego Unified Port District has agreed to partake in the said settlement agreement to quash the legal action thrown against it by complainant Gavin. The San Diego Airport Car Rental Class Action Lawsuit was filed by Gavin against San Diego International Airport’s management after they imposed allegedly illegal fees on airport visitors.
Per the class action details, airport visitors who wished to use the car rentals present in the airport’s premises ended up being charged with a $3.50 fee for the transportation services provided.
However, Gavin argued that though San Diego International Airport’s management is free to impose charges that it deems fit, the car rental fee charge was illegal because it was not approved by the public through a popular vote – tagging the car rental charge as an unlawful tax.
Claimants Set To Receive Payment Checks
Eligible claimants were able to file their claims via the settlement’s official site up until 20th October in 2020. The settlement agreement had a final court hearing on 13th November of the same year.
Airport visitors who rented a rental car from the following car rental companies between 10th May 2018 to 24th July 2020 were qualified to join the settlement agreement:
- Advantage Rent a Car
- Alamo Rent A Car
- Avis Rent a Car
- Budget Rent a Car
- Dollar Rent a Car
- Enterprise Rent-A-Car
- Express Rent a Cheap Car
- E-Z Rent a Car
- Fox Rent a Car
- Green Motion
- Hertz Car Rental
- Mex Rent A Car
- National Car Rental
- Pacific Rent a Car
- Payless Car Rental
- Thrifty Car Rental
- Zip Car
As of writing, the settlement administrator is able to start distributing the eligible Class Members their paychecks. Some were even able to receive up to $70 worth of settlement checks for their claims.
Editor’s Note on Jeffrey Gavin v. San Diego Unified Port District Settlement Distribute Checks To Qualified Claimants:
This article features the latest developments in the San Diego International Airport car rental lawsuit after the airport management decided to enter into an agreement with the plaintiffs.
Case Name(s) & No.: Garvin, et al. v. San Diego Unified Port District; Case No. 37-2020-00015054-CU-MC-CTL
Jurisdiction: California Superior Court for San Diego
Products/Services Involved: Airport car rental service
Allegation(s): San Diego International Airport authorities cannot impose car rental fees unless the public approves them via a vote.
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