Hertz Dollar Thrifty Mexico Rental Cars--Exchange Rates and Insurance

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The Allegations:

Hertz, Dollar, Thrifty, and Firefly brand rental cars are advertised in U.S. dollars during the online reservation process. Insurance is also advertised as "optional." But when consumers pick up the cars in Mexico, the cost is converted to pesos at an inflated exchange rate. Also, there is are mandatory insurance fees. As a result of these scams, consumers are forced to pay much more than the rate quoted at the time of the reservation.

Our Goals:

Our lawsuit seeks refunds for all persons in the United States who reserved a Hertz, Firefly, Dollar, or Thrifty brand rental car for pickup in Mexico since May 24, 2009.

Status:

Plaintiff successfully defeated multiple motions to dismiss. Hertz filed for bankruptcy and the case is currently stayed pending resolution of the bankruptcy proceeding. Plaintiff filed a Motion For Entry of an Order Applying Bankruptcy Rule 7023 to his Class Proof of Claim and Certifying the Classes and Subclasses on November 25, 2020. The Court has not yet ruled on the motion.

If you reserved and rented a Hertz, Firefly, Dollar, or Thrifty brand rental car for pickup in Mexico since May 29, 2009, you do not need to do anything at this time. We will post updates about the lawsuit on our website so check back often.

Who is Covered:

The proposed classes consist of the following:

"All persons, in the United States, who reserved and rented a Hertz or Firefly brand rental car with pickup in Mexico between May 24, 2009 and the present or a Dollar or Thrifty brand rental car with pickup in Mexico between November 19, 2012 and the present."

"All persons, in the United States, who reserved and rented a Dollar or Thrifty rental car with pickup in Mexico between May 24, 2009 and the present."

"All persons, in the United States, in the Hertz/Dollar/Thrifty Classes who made rental car reservation(s) utilizing the website www.hotwire.com, between May 24, 2009 and the present."

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Key Documents

DateTitle
2018-09-30Order Granting Motion to Compel