Abusive Restaurant Commissions Charged by Uber Eats, DoorDash and SkipTheDishes
Quebec Superior Court file #:
Uber Eats, DoorDash and SkipTheDishes generate substantial revenues by charging a commission to the restaurants as high as 30% of the order, in addition to the delivery and service fees it collects from its customers ordering the food. Several provinces, states and cities have already capped the maximum commissions to 15% of the order. The Plaintiff is a Quebec-based restaurant alleging that the commissions charged by these delivery platforms in excess of 15% of the customer order are disproportionate, exploitative and abusive pursuant to article 1437 of the Civil Code of Quebec. This class action seeks damages in the amount of the commissions paid by all restaurants in Quebec to UberEats, DoorDash and SkipTheDishes in excess of 15% of the total cost of the customer order and an injonction to cease this abusive practice.
All restaurants in the province of Quebec who, since January 8, 2018, paid a commission in excess of 15% of the total cost of the customer order to Uber Eats, DoorDash or SkipTheDishes.
Remedies sought for the restaurants:
This class action is claiming from Uber Eats, DoorDash and SkipTheDishes compensatory damages, in an amount to be determined, on account of the aggregate of the commissions charged to restaurants above 15% of the total cost of the customer order, as well as an injonction to cease the abusive practice.
Pending authorization hearing.