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9th Circ. Nixes Drivers' Challenge To Seattle Union Law

Law360 (August 9, 2018, 8:24 PM EDT) -- The Ninth Circuit ruled Thursday that a group of independent drivers who contract with the ride-hailing apps Uber and Lyft cannot pursue a challenge to a Seattle ordinance that lets for-hire drivers form quasi-unions, saying the harms they purportedly would suffer are too speculative for their claims to be heard.

A three-judge panel upheld an August 2017 ruling by U.S. District Judge Robert S. Lasnik that dismissed a suit by Dan Clark and a group of 11 other drivers who contract with Uber Technologies Inc. and...
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