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Uber Says Driver’s Class Claims Can’t Survive

Oct. 21, 2019, 6:58 PM

Uber asked a California federal court to throw out a driver’s proposed class action, saying that it can’t proceed because most putative class members already agreed to individual arbitration and class-action waivers.

Thomas Colopy filed individual and class action claims against Uber Technologies Inc. Oct. 9 in the U.S. District Court for the Northern District of California. He alleged that Uber willfully misclassified him and other drivers as independent contractors, violating California wage, overtime, business expenses, recordkeeping, and unfair competition laws.

Uber responded Oct. 18, saying that the claims didn’t satisfy federal class action requirements.

Most, but not all, putative...

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