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Uber's Move Away From Arbitration Falls Short, Attys Say

By Vin Gurrieri (May 15, 2018, 10:15 PM EDT) -- Uber won plaudits Tuesday with its announcement that it would no longer steer sexual misconduct claims into arbitration, but critics were quick to pump the brakes on the praise, noting that the ride-hailing giant can still use arbitration to keep class actions from seeing their day in court.

In a lengthy blog post Tuesday, Uber Technologies Inc. Chief Legal Officer Tony West laid out a series of reforms the company will undertake to address the problem of sexual misconduct, including that it will no longer require mandatory arbitration for individual claims of sexual assault or sexual harassment that are made by...

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