Uber Drivers' Attys Seek $5M In Fees In Classification Deal
Law360 (May 15, 2019, 7:05 PM EDT) -- California and Massachusetts drivers who aren't bound by Uber’s arbitration agreement asked a federal judge Tuesday to sign off on $5 million in attorney fees after they reached a $20 million deal to end long-running claims the ride-hailing giant wrongly classified drivers as independent contractors.
Nearly 14,000 California and Massachusetts drivers for Uber Technologies Inc. filed a request for attorney fees and costs with U.S. District Judge Edward Chen in the Northern District of California, seeking about $3.8 million in fees for lead attorney Shannon Liss-Riordan of Lichten & Liss-Riordan PC. Five other attorneys and paralegals at the Boston-based firm would...
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