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Uber Seeks to Head off Lawsuits with New Binding Driver Agreement


Todd Scherwin was quoted on San Francisco Chronicle onDecember 11, 2015. The article “Uber Seeks to Head off Lawsuits with New Binding Driver Agreement” discussed how two days after a federal judge expanded a class-action lawsuit by California Uber drivers seeking to be employees and not contractors, Uber on Friday sent all its U.S. drivers a 21-page legal agreement that would bar them from participating in future class-action suits against the company.

Todd was quoted on his take of Uber’s latest move.

“It is not an illegal tactic by Uber, and I don’t think Judge Chen will block it,” said Todd in an e-mail. “Uber’s agreement appears to be straightforward and up-front regarding the waiver.”

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