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Court rules Uber can force drivers into arbitration over pay, benefits

23 days ago   |   By Engadget

Uber drivers hoping to be treated as employees may have to go it alone. A federal appeals court in San Francisco has overturned a ruling that would have allowed drivers to pursue their case as a class action lawsuit instead of going through individu...
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Federal appeals court rules Uber drivers must arbitrate claims

23 days ago   |   By TechCrunch

A federal appeals court has handed a defeat to Uber drivers who were suing the company in three separate lawsuits over claims that they were misclassified as independent contractors instead of full-time employees.
The litigants must go through arbitration to pursue their claims against the company rather than have the claims heard in open court.
The decision also means that the drivers in one of the suits can't file a class-action against Uber. Had the case been able to go to trial, drivers could have pursued larger damage claims against the company.
In a 3-0 decision, judges on the 9th...
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Uber scores a big win in legal fight to keep drivers as independent contractors

Uber scores a big win in legal fight to keep drivers as independent contractors

23 days ago   |   By The Verge

A three-judge panel ruled in favor of Uber in a long-standing lawsuit that could have a profound impact on the future of ride-sharing and the gig economy.
The Ninth US Circuit Court of Appeals issued a decision Tuesday reversing the class certification order in the case of O'Connor v. Uber , in which Uber drivers argued they should be categorized as employees rather than independent contractors. The judges nullified the decision on the ground that Uber's arbitration clause prohibits class actions.
“We have, unfortunately, been long expecting this”
“We have, unfortunately, been long...
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No class action for unhappy Uber drivers: U.S. appeals court

23 days ago   |   By Reuters

Uber Technologies Inc won a legal victory on Tuesday as a federal appeals court said drivers seeking to be classified as employees rather than independent contractors must arbitrate their claims individually, and not pursue class-action lawsuits.
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Uber can force drivers into arbitration: U.S. appeals court

23 days ago   |   By Reuters

A federal appeals court on Tuesday granted Uber Technologies Inc's request that drivers be required to use arbitration to pursue claims made in three lawsuits that they were misclassified as independent contractors rather than employees.
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