Uber drivers class action gets June 2016 trial date

Posted on: December 2nd, 2015 by Steve Larson
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The Uber class action in which drivers allege ride-sharing company misclassified them as independent contractors will go to trial in June 2016.  U.S. District Court Judge Edward Chen, who certified the 2013 suit as a class action in September, set a trial date of June 20, 2016, and reserved five weeks for the trial.  However, he noted that a number of “fundamental questions” remain, including those that took up the bulk of a hearing over whether some of Uber’s agreements — and the arbitration clauses they contain — are enforceable.

The case is O’Connor et al. v. Uber Technologies Inc. et al., case number 3:13-cv-03826, in the U.S. District Court in the Northern District of California