OAKLAND, Calif. (Legal Newsline) – A U.K. mobile advertising agency alleges that Uber has failed to pay more than $19 million in invoices.
Fetch Media LTD filed a complaint on Jan. 2, in the U.S. District Court for the Northern District of California, Oakland Division against UBER Technologies Inc. seeking declaratory relief.
According to the complaint, the plaintiff states that between 2015 and 2017, was employed by the defendant to place mobile advertising for Uber with various suppliers. The suit states in 2017 when a new team with the defendant was in charge of the relationship with the plaintiff, Uber refused to pay for more than $19 million of services the plaintiff provided.
The suit states that "Uber now claims that it is not responsible for paying the $19 million it owes to Fetch and suppliers, and that Fetch is instead responsible for refunding millions of dollars in payments that Uber made to mobile advertising suppliers because of Fetch’s failure to prevent ad fraud." The plaintiff claims that this is based in "incorrect assertions."
The plaintiff seeks declaration that it owes no duty under the agreement to police third-party suppliers' ad fraud, that Uber has no basis to withhold payment of invoices, and grant such other relief as it deem just and proper. It is represented by Harry A. Olivar Jr., David Elihu and Alyssa L. Greenberg of Quinn Emanuel Urquhart & Sullivan LLP in Los Angeles.
U.S. District Court for the Northern District of California, Oakland Division case number 3:18-cv-00015-WHA