Postmates Couriers Say No Proof Calif. Law Kills Arbitration

Law360 (January 13, 2021, 11:04 PM EST) -- Couriers who are fighting to uphold a California law that allows them to sue companies that don't timely pay arbitration fees urged a federal judge Wednesday to reject delivery service Postmates' challenge of the law, saying there is no evidence S.B. 707 causes companies to abandon the arbitration process.

Both parties made their case to U.S. District Judge Philip Gutierrez on Postmates' motion for a judgment on the pleadings on three of its claims and cross petitioners' motion from roughly half of the 10,356 courier defendants to compel arbitration.

Warren Postman of Keller Lenkner LLC, who represents the couriers, tried to throw...

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