Instacart Drivers Denied Second Attempt To Nix Arbitration

By Matthew Guarnaccia (November 17, 2016, 1:15 PM EST) -- A California federal judge Wednesday refused to reconsider his decision to require a proposed class of drivers for grocery delivery phone application Instacart to arbitrate labor law claims individually, finding that the drivers failed to raise any arguments they could not have brought previously.

U.S. District Judge Edward M. Chen shot down the drivers' claim that the Ninth Circuit's August decision in Morris v. Ernst & Young LLP affects his November 2015 arbitration ruling because the appeals court found that an arbitration clause preventing employees from bringing concerted legal claims violates the National Labor Relations Act. But Judge Chen said that...

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