Uber Must Face Court Challenge Over Wheelchair Accessibility

Nov. 13, 2019, 3:14 PM

Uber must face a proposed class suit alleging it discriminates against riders who need wheelchair-accessible vehicles, a federal district court said, denying Uber’s motion to compel arbitration.

A group of Pennsylvania residents and an advocacy group aren’t bound by the arbitration provision in Uber’s terms of use because they didn’t download the Uber rider app, the U.S. District Court for the Western District of Pennsylvania said.

The court also rejected Uber Technologies Inc.'s argument that the plaintiffs still can’t proceed in court because their claims are entwined with Uber’s contract terms, including the arbitration provision.

Uber’s alleged violation of the ...

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