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Uber Settles 2 Class Actions With Drivers For Up To $100M

Law360, New York (April 21, 2016, 11:04 PM EDT) -- Uber Technologies Inc. said late Thursday it had settled two closely watched class actions with its drivers in California and Massachusetts for as much as $100 million, agreeing that the drivers will remain classified as independent contractors rather than employees.

The ride-hailing giant has faced hurdles as the trail of lawsuits challenging its business model and employment practices has grown. The mounting legal challenges have attacked a business model that's given Uber the flexibility it's needed to thrive, while allowing the company to dodge paying set wages and...
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