Amazon Driver Tells 1st Circ. Wage Suit Belongs In Court

Law360 (December 17, 2019, 12:21 PM EST) -- An Amazon delivery driver urged the First Circuit to reject the e-commerce giant's bid to limit an arbitration exemption only to transportation workers who "literally carry goods across states lines," saying a district judge properly kept his suit over allegedly unpaid wages and expenses in court.

Bernard Waithaka said in an answering brief Monday that U.S. District Judge Timothy S. Hillman got it right when he determined that Waithaka fit the definition of a transportation worker engaged in interstate commerce who is exempt from the Federal Arbitration Act.

He urged the appeals court to reject Amazon.com Inc. and Amazon Logistics Inc.'s...

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