Uber Background Check Suit Paused For Arbitration Appeal

Law360, New York (July 22, 2015, 7:00 PM EDT) -- A California federal judge on Wednesday agreed to pause all but "reasonable discovery" in a proposed class action over Uber Technologies Inc.'s background checks of drivers, ruling that allowing non-discovery motions to proceed would harm Uber as it appeals his rejection of mandatory arbitration.

U.S. District Judge Edward M. Chen ruled in a suit alleging Uber violated the Fair Credit Reporting Act by running background checks without authorization that motions on the merits should be paused pending Uber's appeal of its motion to compel arbitration for both the instant suit and a sister suit.

If the case were allowed to proceed...

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