Uber Class Action Forced into Arbitration

Posted: September 13, 2016 by Nazim in Arbitration, Class Actions

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A few weeks ago, a judge rejected a settlement in a class action case filed by Uber drivers against the company. The judge said that the settlement, worth about $100 million, was too small a fraction of what they could potentially win in court, estimated at just shy of $900 million in some filings. However, while that case was going on, Uber appealed the judge’s decision striking the mandatory arbitration cause, and won the appeal last week. Without going in too deep, this might mean that the whole class action must be removed to arbitration court, which notoriously favors big companies, and might not even allow the case to proceed as a class action, imposing significant burdens on each plaintiff, if they want to pursue the case.

More detail at the Consumerist.

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