Suing FedEx – And Winning
FedEx, formerly Federal Express, is an American multinational delivery services company headquartered in Memphis, Tennessee. FedEx ranks No. 50 in Forbes’ Fortune 500 list of the largest American corporations by total revenue, earning over US$1.286 billion annually.
Controversially, FedEx is one of the largest campaign contributors in the United States, having donated over $28.9 million dollars to federal election candidates and committees — 37% of those Democratic and 63% Republican. FedEx uses its vast political connections to evade taxes, paying an effective federal tax rate of 0% or less as a result of lobbying done by the company. Finally, Safe Streets activists often criticize and sue FedEx for their illegal parking, endangering citizens. In addition to this, FedEx is being sued for misidentifying contractors as individual drivers, racial discrimination, and wage discrimination.
In many cases, individuals choose to settle their grievances with claims in Small Claims Court — a specialized division of the legal system that deals with claims under $10,000. Below, find more on how you too can file a successful Small Claims suit using DoNotPay!
Can I Sue FedEx?
Typically, FedEx has a response system to external complaints, vetting consumers through a three-step process that involves complaining, resolving, and reviewing. However, this system can fail. The table below outlines the most common reasons why people choose to sue FedEx.
|Wage Theft||FedEx has most recently been accused of stealing wages from its employees, posing delivery drivers as independent contractors to make the company profit off of individual deliveries in certain cities.|
|Injuries Sustained in a Collision With a FedEx Driver||Getting into an accident with a FedEx truck or being assaulted by a FedEx driver, causing damages.|
|Discriminatory Hiring Practices||Proving that FedEx demonstrated negligence in the hiring practice. For example, you were denied a FedEx job as a result of your protected characteristics.|
|Defective Trucks||A defective FedEx truck caused an accident that also resulted in impending harm.|
|Lost Packages||FedEx lost or damaged a package, failed to reimburse you, or remediate, causing damages.|
|Failure to Commit to Delivery Time Insurance||FedEx delivered beyond the scope of delivery and failed to compensate for your financial losses.|
What Should You Consider Before Suing?
Before you sue, it is important to consider alternatives and decide whether filing a small claims suit against FedEx is the most viable option for you.
- Are there any alternatives? Before suing, you can consider other options:
- Do you have evidence? Do you have sufficient records to validate your claim? This includes but is not limited to:
- Record of payments
- Summary of events
- Reasons for entitlement
- How much will this cost? Will you lose more than you’ll earn? This is an important question to ask — often, small claims with legal representation are expensive and have a greater cost than the payoff of winning a lawsuit.
If these options are not feasible and you still believe you are entitled to financial compensation, proceed with the lawsuit-filing process.
Was FedEx Negligent?
Although your case might appear to fulfill the requirements of a lawsuit, it is important to establish negligence in filing a small claims case against FedEx.
- Duty: prove that FedEx owed a legal duty to you.
- Breach: prove that FedEx breached its legal duty through specific actions.
- Causation: prove that due to FedEx’s negligence, injuries or damages were incurred.
- Damages: Prove that you endured specific damages because of FedEx’s negligence, using evidence to support your claim.
How to Sue FedEx in Small Claims Court?
Follow these three steps to sue FedEx in Small Claims Court.
- File a Verified Complaint –– File a document explaining your claim, cause of action, and purpose to the company you are suing.
- File a Civil Summons –– You may need to complete a civil summons form, a document that can be found on many state courts’ websites. The summons will need to be signed (issued) by a lawyer, court clerk, or judge.
- Serve the Defendant –– Typically, most individuals hire a non-affiliated third party to serve the other group their papers.
- Appear in Court –– You must go to and keep track of court appearances, the necessary paperwork required and steps that you need to take to help the case progress.
How to Sue FedEx with DoNotPay?
It is important to acknowledge that FedEx has an extensive legal team that is more than capable of defending itself. As a consumer or employee, this legal team is designed to vet out complaints and maximize earnings for the company.
Let DoNotPay fight the legal battle for you! DoNotPay provides an automated lawsuit generator, with foolproof technology that makes suing in small claims court concise. To sue FedEx, all you need to do is:
- Log on to DoNotPay on any web browser and select “Sue Now”
- Quantify your damages in monetary value
- Select whether you’d like to receive a demand letter or court filing forms
- Describe your reason for filing the lawsuit and submit any evidence to support your claim
That’s all! With DoNotPay, the process of suing FedEx is covered in an instant!
DoNotPay is Your Personal Lawyer
Apart from helping its users sue FedEx, DoNotPay can help with an array of other issues, such as:
- Contesting and appealing parking tickets
- Getting compensation for victims of crimes
- Creating and using virtual credit cards
- Finding unclaimed money
- Filing a lawsuit against AT&T
- Suing Uber
- Suing Verizon
- Filing a suit against a company without a lawyer in small claims court
- Filing a claim against insurance companies
- Suing airlines