Chamber Asks Full 9th Circ. To Redo Amazon Driver Ruling

Law360 (September 15, 2020, 3:31 PM EDT) -- The Chamber of Commerce said Monday that a split Ninth Circuit panel paved the way for even costlier litigation when it upended the standard for enforcing workers' arbitration agreements and allowed Amazon Flex drivers making only local deliveries in one state to pursue their employment claims in court.

The Chamber filed an amicus brief backing e-commerce giant Amazon's petition for a panel rehearing or rehearing en banc challenging the court's 2-1 decision finding that a proposed nationwide class of delivery drivers who independently contracted with Amazon.com Inc. and Amazon Logistics Inc. to handle last-mile deliveries fit the definition of transportation workers...

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