Dozens of Uber drivers filed a notice of appeal in the Ninth Circuit on Thursday challenging a $7.5 million settlement in California federal court for claims accusing the ride-sharing company of violating the Fair Credit Reporting Act by conducting background checks without drivers' knowledge.
A California federal judge on Wednesday awarded $2,025,000 in attorneys' fees — trimming $474,500 off the ask — in a $7.5 million deal between Uber and a class of drivers who accused the company of violating the Fair Credit Reporting Act, saying the settlement produced a "very modest result."
A class of Uber drivers who accused the company of violating the Fair Credit Reporting Act by conducting background checks without their knowledge told a California federal judge Thursday that a proposed $7.5 million settlement is "overwhelmingly favorable" despite an objection filed in December on behalf of hundreds of drivers.
Hundreds of objectors to a $7.5 million deal ending a class action against Uber for allegedly violating the Fair Credit Reporting Act by using background checks without applicants' knowledge to make hiring decisions urged a California federal judge Thursday not to approve the "outrageously low" settlement amount.
Uber Technologies Inc. and its background check provider Hirease LLC reached an agreement with Uber job applicants Tuesday in California federal court to dismiss allegations the companies violated federal and state background check laws when screening the applicants.
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.
Uber Technologies Inc. has agreed to pay $7.5 million to end proposed class actions accusing the ride-hailing company of violating the Fair Credit Reporting Act by using background checks without applicants' knowledge or authorization to make hiring decisions, according to documents filed Wednesday in California federal court.
A California federal judge on Wednesday agreed to pause all but "reasonable discovery" in a proposed class action over Uber Technologies Inc.'s background checks of drivers, ruling that allowing non-discovery motions to proceed would harm Uber as it appeals his rejection of mandatory arbitration.
A California federal judge on Tuesday refused to allow Uber Technologies Inc. to send to arbitration two putative class actions in which drivers allege the company violated the Fair Credit Reporting Act by running background checks without authorization.
The California federal judge overseeing a raft of Uber Inc. drivers' proposed labor class actions against the ride-hailing company said on Thursday that he'd like to find a way to consolidate them in order to determine once and for all whether Uber's drivers are independent contractors or employees.