Public Justice Clarifies Commerce Exemption In GrubHub Suit

Law360 (September 5, 2019, 4:17 PM EDT) -- Legal advocates at Public Justice PC have weighed in on a bid by GrubHub Inc. delivery drivers to keep their proposed wage-and-hour class action in court, telling the Seventh Circuit that all workers engaged in interstate commerce are exempt from arbitration.

Public Justice, a nonprofit public interest law firm, filed an amicus brief with the federal appeals court Tuesday saying that the U.S. Supreme Court's January decision in New Prime v. Oliveira made clear that the Federal Arbitration Act's so-called transportation worker exemption applied to all workers engaged in interstate commerce, even those classified as independent contractors.

Public Justice, which represented truck...

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