Trucking Co. Cannot Force Arbitration, High Court Told
Law360 (July 19, 2018, 6:53 PM EDT) -- Truck driver Dominic Oliveira urged the U.S. Supreme Court on Wednesday to reject New Prime Inc.’s bid to have the justices compel arbitration in his class action alleging the trucking company failed to pay independent contractor truck-driver apprentices a proper minimum wage, insisting the Federal Arbitration Act doesn’t apply here.
In a 76-page brief to the high court, Oliveira insists that the contract between him and New Prime is indisputably a transportation worker’s agreement to perform work that is exempt from the Federal Arbitration Act. As such, the justices should reject the company's bid to force arbitration by insisting that independent...
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