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Analysis

9th Circ. Ruling May Help Independent Contractors Unionize

Law360 (May 16, 2018, 6:50 PM EDT) -- Last week's Ninth Circuit ruling reviving the U.S. Chamber of Commerce's antitrust challenge to a first-of-its-kind Seattle law letting app-based drivers form quasi-unions was a blow to Uber and Lyft drivers in the Emerald City, but it may prove to be a win for independent contractors in the long run, attorneys say.

The three-judge panel's May 11 decision cast doubt on the future of the 2015 city ordinance, which the Chamber targeted on behalf of Uber and other members, by reversing a trial judge's conclusion that...
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