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Calif. Uber Drivers Win Cert. In Closely Watched Tips Suit

Law360, Los Angeles (September 1, 2015, 5:08 PM EDT) -- Uber Technologies Inc. drivers scored a major victory against the ride-hailing company Tuesday when a California federal judge agreed to certify a class of Golden State drivers who claim they were mislabeled as independent contractors and cheated out of tips.

The plaintiffs had called for class certification of 160,000 drivers who claimed that Uber cheated drivers out of their fair share of customer tips. (Credit: AP) U.S. District Judge Edward M. Chen found that Uber’s claim that drivers were all properly classified as contractors conflicted with...
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