THE PEOPLE'S SOLICITORS

The Cabbie Class Action - Summary

ACCC against Cabcharge


In September 2010, the Federal Court ordered Cabcharge to pay $14 million in fines plus $1 million in costs for three breaches of the Trade Practices Act.
Two of the breaches related to Cabcharge's refusal to allow competing suppliers of electronic payment processing services to process Cabcharge's non-cash payment products from 2004.
(see Information on the Class Action)

What can you claim?


Cabcharge's anti-competitive conduct gives rise to taxi drivers and operators having a right to compensation based on the share of the 10% surcharge on every electronic transaction that would have been available had competitors been allowed to process the Cabcharge cards.The compensation relates back over the past six (6) years.
If the competitors were allowed to process Cabcharge cards, taxi drivers and their associated operator would have generated commission up to 3% and 2% respectively each time they processed Cabcharge's non-cash transactions.
Your claim may be as much as $6,000.

(see Information on the Class Action)

Who will run and fund the class action?


The Peoples Solicitors is the legal representative for the class action and will be in charge of direct communication with taxi drivers. You will not be required to contribute any moneys as the action is being funded by Litman Holdings, a reputable litigation funder.

Litman Holdings will be entitled to a fixed percentage of the judgment or settlement sum plus reimbursemen of the funding costs.
(see Frequently Asked Questions)

Confidentiality and Privacy

Your confidentiality is totally assured as this website is a fully secured internet portal.

The Peoples Solicitors will not disclose your registration details. We will only collect your personal information if it is related to the class action. We protect your information we collected from unauthorized access, misuse and disclosure.
(see Frequently Asked Questions)

 

For further detailed information Please go to the Links below:

Information on the Class Action

Questions and Answers

Sign up for the Cabbie Class Action

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Drivers License No.
 

Taxi Drivers

Fill in these fields if you are a Taxi Driver or an Operator or if you are both a Taxi Driver and an Operator.
Taxi Driver Auth No.
   

If you are a Taxi Driver, fill in your Authority No.

Taxi Plate Number(s)
   
please insert as many taxi plate numbers (separated by a space i.e. T3535 T4992 etc) that you can remember driving  
Network ID Login Number
 

NOTE: This number as well as all your details will be kept strictly confidential.

 

Operators

If you are an Operator fill in your Accreditation No. or if you are both, fill in both Driver and Operator fields.
Operator Accreditation No.
   
Number Of Taxis.  
Taxi Plate Number
 
please insert as many taxi plate numbers (separated by a space i.e. T3535 T4992 etc) that you can remember operating
*I have read and understand the Retainer agreement and Funding Agreement

After you press the "I Accept" Button, your confirmation receipt docket will appear which you can print off will have an unique identifier number.

Please ensure you have correctly entered the two security words that appear within the white area of the red box.
Please note that the words are case sensitive, this means that all capital letters have to be entered as capital letters and all lower case letters must be entered as lower case letters.

If you cannot read the words you can press the button on the red box that will reset the words. You can press the button until you find 2 words that are easier to read
If you cannot find a pair of words that you can easily read, you can press the audio button to change from written to version of the words. (Please note this is only available if the computer you are working with has working speakers)

I accept the terms and conditions of the Retainer Agreement and the Funding Agreement

Please read The Retainer and Cost Agreement Below which is your simultaneous agreement with People Solicitors and Litman Holdings.

You can also download the pdf version here

 

This is the agreement that, once you accept, will formally joins you as a new member of the class action.