Uber Won’t Get Arbitration For Philly Limo Driver Wage Suit

Law360, San Francisco (July 22, 2016, 4:43 PM EDT) -- A Pennsylvania federal judge on Thursday denied Uber Technologies Inc.'s request to compel arbitration in a wage violation suit brought by a purported class of the ride-hailing company’s Philadelphia limousine drivers, ruling those drivers opted out of Uber's arbitration agreement and cannot be forced into it now.

U.S. District Judge Michael Baylson denied Uber’s motions to compel arbitration and to stay the case, finding that named plaintiffs Ali Razak, Kenan Sabani and Khaldoun Cherdoud weren’t beholden to Uber’s arbitration agreement because they’d sent opt-out letters to the company’s San Francisco office within 30 days of signing its services agreement. The decision...

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