Justices To Hear Trucking Co.'s Arbitration Appeal

Law360 (February 26, 2018, 6:30 PM EST) -- The U.S. Supreme Court agreed Monday to hear New Prime Inc.'s bid to compel arbitration in a class action over its apprenticeship program, after the trucking company asked it to decide whether the Federal Arbitration Act exception for interstate transportation workers applies to independent contractors.

In its request for a writ of certiorari, New Prime said that plaintiff Dominic Oliveira, a former apprentice, could not sue it for allegedly failing to pay minimum wage because of an arbitration clause in a contract he signed to be an independent contractor. The company said that because he was an independent contractor, Oliveira did not...

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