Uber Can't Keep Drivers' Political Pressure Suit In Fed. Court

Law360 (October 27, 2020, 4:06 PM EDT) -- A California federal judge on Tuesday kicked back to state court a lawsuit brought by Uber drivers who say the company unlawfully pressured them to support a controversial ballot initiative, agreeing with the workers that Uber hadn't shown enough money was at stake to keep the case in a federal venue.

U.S. District Judge Jon S. Tigar remanded the proposed class action just two days after Uber removed it to federal court.

"The Court now agrees with Plaintiffs and finds that Defendants have failed to plausibly allege that the amount in controversy exceeds the jurisdictional threshold, and therefore does not determine...

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