Calif. Judge Rejects Uber’s $100M Labor Deal With Drivers

Law360, Los Angeles (August 18, 2016, 6:43 PM EDT) -- In a stunning setback to Uber’s efforts to put labor practice claims behind it, a California federal judge on Thursday rejected a proposed $100 million class action settlement with drivers who allege they were shorted tips and work expenses, saying the deal isn't fair, adequate and reasonable.

U.S. District Judge Edward M. Chen ruled that, while the drivers in the suit face steep litigation risks because of an arbitration provision that may be enforced by the Ninth Circuit, the deal favors Uber in more ways than...
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