Uber Says High Court's Waiver Ruling Dooms Driver Class

By Braden Campbell (June 5, 2018, 5:24 PM EDT) -- The Ninth Circuit should dissolve a class of hundreds of thousands of current and former Uber drivers who allege they were misclassified as independent contractors and denied fair wages, Uber told the appeals court Monday in the wake of the U.S. Supreme Court's recent ruling allowing class action waivers.

The ride-hailing giant filed a supplemental brief urging the Ninth Circuit to wipe out the Northern District of California's decision certifying the class led by named plaintiff Douglas O'Connor in light of the high court's May 21 ruling in Epic Systems. That ruling held that provisions of employment agreements requiring workers to...

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