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Judge Nixes Uber Arbitration Pacts, Expands Driver Class

Law360, San Francisco (December 9, 2015, 5:57 PM EST) -- A California federal judge ruled Wednesday that Uber Technologies Inc.’s 2014 and 2015 arbitration agreements are unenforceable, allowing thousands of Uber drivers who signed the agreements to join a class action accusing the company of misclassifying them as independent contractors.

In the latest legal blow to Uber’s business model, U.S District Judge Edward Chen certified a subclass of drivers who signed the agreements, saying they're unenforceable as a matter of public policy. Recent rulings have determined that Private Attorney General Act waivers in arbitration agreements are unenforceable...
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Case Information

Case Title

O'Connor et al v. Uber Technologies, Inc. et al

Case Number



California Northern

Nature of Suit

Contract: Other


Edward M. Chen

Date Filed

August 16, 2013

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