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In Stinging Decision for Uber Drivers, Appeals Court Says They Must Go To Arbitration

9.7.16

The article, “In Stinging Decision for Uber Drivers, Appeals Court Says They Must Go To Arbitration,” featured in the Los Angeles Times, highlighted the U.S. 9th Circuit Court of Appeals recent ruling that drivers who signed up with Uber in 2013 and 2014 must go to arbitration, not the courts, to resolve disputes with the company.

Lonnie Giamela weighed in on the court’s ruling.

He said the decision will have ramifications on the legal question looming above Uber’s operations.

“The decision will likely result in a revised settlement that will keep the primary legal issue about what is an independent contractor in the gig economy in legal limbo,” he said.

“Two or three weeks ago, people were talking about a $100-million or larger settlement, and now it’s the complete converse.”

To read the full article, please visit the Los Angeles Times.

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