First Circuit Affirms Order Compelling Arbitration and Rejecting Claim By Postmates Couriers of Exemption From the FAA

In Damon Immediato, et al., v. Postmates, Inc., the First Circuit addressed the issue of whether couriers who deliver goods from local restaurants and grocery stores are “transportation workers engaged in interstate commerce such that they are exempt from the Federal Arbitration Act.”

The court affirmed the district’s court’s decision granting defendant’s motion to compel arbitration and concluding that the plaintiffs were not exempt from the FAA.

The defendant, Postmates, operates an online platform that allows customers to order local takeout and certain products from local grocery stores…

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