Massachusetts Uber Drivers Face Roadblock While Attempting to Avoid Arbitration

The Court of Appeals for the Ninth Circuit holds that Uber Technologies Inc. drivers are not engaged in interstate commerce under a nationwide standard and must arbitrate their claims.

Capriole. v. Uber Technologies Inc., No. 20-16030 (9th Cir. Feb. 2, 2021), involves the issue of whether Uber Technologies Inc. (“Uber”) drivers are engaged in foreign or interstate commerce and thus are exempt from mandatory arbitration under the Federal Arbitration Act (“FAA”) section 1

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