Calif. Judge Pauses Five Uber Suits As 9th Circ. Ponders

Law360, New York (November 22, 2016, 7:37 PM EST) -- A California federal judge on Monday paused five suits alleging Uber violated various state and federal laws while the Ninth Circuit decides whether three arbitration agreements block many Uber drivers from arguing these suits as class actions.

U.S. District Judge Edward M. Chen paused the suits at least until a Feb. 2 case management conference, and potentially much longer, citing issues he and Uber's attorneys raised at a recent hearing on the legal quandaries posed by two Uber appeals.

At issue before the appeals court is whether to upset two Judge Chen decisions that certified a class of about 240,000 Massachusetts...

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