Swift Drivers Lose 9th Circ. Arbitration Row

Law360, New York (July 27, 2011, 3:27 PM EDT) -- The Ninth Circuit said Wednesday that it could not force an Arizona federal court to rule on whether a proposed class of truck drivers accusing Swift Transportation Co. of labor violations is exempt from arbitration provisions in the company’s operator agreements.

The appeals court said that while it agreed that the group of interstate truck drivers had made a strong argument that the lower court had erred by refusing to resolve the question of whether their claims were exempt from arbitration, it could not find the...
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