A class action complaint has been filed against The Hertz Corporation and its subsidiaries alleging the car rental company illegally overcharged its customers. The complaint, filed in the United States District Court for the Southern District of New York, alleges Hertz breached New York and other state regulations by providing customer coupons and discounts, although still imposing sales tax on the pre-sales total. This questionable business practice has caused many customers to overpay their rentals, the complaint asserts.
Many states, including New York, have passed laws prohibiting these practices in an effort to shield consumers from business decisions that seek to rip off customers using the tax code. The class action lawsuit is asking Hertz to comply with these regulations and compensate class members who have been overcharged.