Rakoff Lets Uber Pause Price-Fix Suit For 2nd Circ. Review
Law360, Los Angeles (August 26, 2016, 4:55 PM EDT) -- U.S. District Judge Jed Rakoff gave Uber its requested stay Friday in a proposed class action alleging the company and its CEO fixed ride prices, saying the issue of whether consumers can consent to arbitration agreements simply by continuing to use a site or app needs further Second Circuit review.
In a characteristically caustic ruling, the New York federal judge said that, while Uber hadn’t necessarily persuaded him to put the proposed class action on hold with its papers, an outside factor had swayed him to grant the ride-hailing company’s request: the need for more authority on what, exactly, constitutes consumer...
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