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Amazon Takes Delivery Driver Arbitration Fight to 9th Circuit

May 3, 2019, 2:58 PM

Amazon.com Inc. wants the Ninth Circuit to weigh in on whether its delivery drivers must take their wage claims to individual arbitration proceedings, or if they can proceed as a massive nationwide class action.

The internet giant lost its bid to compel arbitration pursuant to their signed arbitration agreements in late April. A federal judge in Washington state ruled the delivery drivers are workers engaged in interstate commerce, and so are exempted from the Federal Arbitration Act.

That was the result compelled by the U.S. Supreme Court’s January decision in a case where a long haul trucker wanted to pursue ...