Welcome to the Settlement Website for the class action lawsuit, known as Garvin v. San Diego Unified Port District, pending in the Central Division of the San Diego Superior Court in the State of California.
If You Rented a Vehicle at the San Diego International Airport or Elsewhere on Port Tidelands between May 10, 2018 and July 24, 2020, You May Be Entitled to a Payment from a Class Action Settlement.
An approximately $6.6 million dollar Settlement has been reached in a class action lawsuit against the San Diego Unified Port District (the “Port”) claiming that the Port’s Resolution 2018-065 and Ordinance 2030, which required rental car companies to collect from their customers and remit to the Port a $3.50 fee (the “Fee”) for each transaction (not per day) on Port tidelands, was an illegal and unconstitutional tax. In another case between several rental car companies and the Port, the plaintiff rental car companies sued to invalidate Resolution 2018 065 and the associated $3.50 Fee on the grounds they were unconstitutional and illegal. The Port denies the claims in this lawsuit and denies that individual consumers who rented vehicles have a claim against the Port. Both the parties have agreed to settle the lawsuit.
The Settlement includes anyone who rented vehicles from any rental car company, with the rentals originating at the San Diego International Airport, the adjacent Rental Car Center, and other locations on Port tidelands from May 10, 2018 to July 24, 2020 and who were charged a $3.50 fee by the rental car companies that was then remitted to the Port. The Settlement offers Cash Payments to Settlement Class Members who file a Claim, as set forth in FAQ 10.
This Website explains important rights you may have. These rights and options, and the deadlines to exercise them, are further explained in the Notice you may have received, or you may review the Frequently Asked Questions page of this website for additional information. Your legal rights are affected whether you act or not.