Let’s get into everything investors need to know about the Hertz rental car lawsuit below!
- Hertz was facing a lawsuit from customers that were accused of stealing rental cars.
- That’s despite many of these customers not doing so and still facing arrests and imprisonment.
- The rental car lawsuit alleged this had to do with failures in Hertz’s own rental and inventory system.
- Hertz has reached a $168 million settlement that covers 364 claims against it.
- That’s despite the company previously seeking to combat the claims in court.
- According to the company, a meaningful portion of the payout will be covered by its insurance.
- This has the company noting the settlements won’t affect its capital allocation.
- Hertz points out this latest rental car settlement ends roughly 95% of claims against it.
- Public filings show the company files thousands of police reports each year.
- The company stresses the settled claims only represent 1/100 of 1% of Hertz customer transactions.
HTZ Promises To Focus On Customers
Stephen Scherr, CEO of Hertz, said as much to The New York Times:
“My intention is to lead a company that puts the customer first. In resolving these claims, we are holding ourselves to that objective.”
HTZ stock is up 1.2% as of Wednesday afternoon.
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