Trucking Co.'s Drivers Had Employment Contracts: Judge

Law360, New York (January 9, 2017, 4:42 PM EST) -- An Arizona federal judge ruled Friday that drivers' contractor agreements with Swift Transportation Co. Inc. were contracts of employment, making them exempt from the Federal Arbitration Act and dealing a blow to the freight trucking giant in long-running litigation alleging it misclassified drivers as independent contractors.

Senior U.S. District Judge John W. Sedwick partially granted summary judgment to five drivers in a putative class action who had asked the court in June 2016 to find that the contractor agreements they entered into with Swift constituted contracts of employment, making them exempt from the Federal Arbitration Act and the Arizona Arbitration Act....

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