Judge Blocks Uber From Arbitrating Background Check Suits

Law360, Los Angeles (June 10, 2015, 5:17 PM EDT) -- A California federal judge on Tuesday refused to allow Uber Technologies Inc. to send to arbitration two putative class actions in which drivers allege the company violated the Fair Credit Reporting Act by running background checks without authorization.

Denying Uber's motions to compel arbitration in the cases, which were filed by drivers in the San Francisco Bay area and in Boston, U.S. District Judge Edward M. Chen ruled that arbitration provisions in 2013 and 2014 employment contracts were unenforceable, partly because they were difficult to locate.

Uber had argued in February that the drivers signed contracts in which they agreed to...

Stay ahead of the curve

In the legal profession, information is the key to success. You have to know what’s happening with clients, competitors, practice areas, and industries. Law360 provides the intelligence you need to remain an expert and beat the competition.

  • Access to case data within articles (numbers, filings, courts, nature of suit, and more.)
  • Access to attached documents such as briefs, petitions, complaints, decisions, motions, etc.
  • Create custom alerts for specific article and case topics and so much more!


Hello! I'm Law360's automated support bot.

How can I help you today?

For example, you can type:
  • I forgot my password
  • I took a free trial but didn't get a verification email
  • How do I sign up for a newsletter?
Ask a question!