Named Plaintiff In Uber Case Snubs Proposed $100M Deal

By Kat Greene (May 16, 2016, 6:06 PM EDT) -- An Uber driver whose name tops one of two class actions subject to a proposed $100 million settlement over claims Uber drivers were misclassified as independent contractors said Monday he didn't agree to the deal's terms and that the settlement wasn't in the drivers' interest.

Douglas O'Connor, the first plaintiff named in a California lawsuit alleging Uber Technologies Inc. failed to properly compensate its drivers for their expenses and time, said the lead class counsel Shannon Liss-Riordan never went over the terms of the settlement with him and went public with the deal before ever consulting with him, pressuring him to...

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