Hertz To Pay $168 Million to Hundreds of Victims Who Claimed They Were Falsely Arrested While Driving Rental Cars

Rental car company Hertz has settled a lawsuit in which hundreds of customers accused the company of falsely reporting their rental cars as stolen, leading to multiple arrests and even jail time for paying customers.

The company has agreed to pay out $168 million by the end of 2022 to the 364 victims listed on the lawsuit, noting that a “meaningful portion” of the money will be provided by insurance carriers associated with Hertz.

Related: Nearly 50 People Have Sued Hertz, Claiming They Were Falsely Arrested for Stealing Cars

“As I have said since joining Hertz earlier this year, my intention is to lead a company that puts the customer first. In

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