Decision by the Ninth Circuit Court of Appeals applies to lawsuit challenging background check practices
By Greg Bensinger and Lauren Weber | The Wall Street Journal
Uber Technologies Inc. was handed a victory Wednesday in a fight with its legions of drivers after an appeals court ruled most of the contract workers must resolve their differences through individual actions, rather than as a group.
The decision by the Ninth Circuit Court of Appeals applies to a lawsuit challenging Uber’s background-check practices, but the reasoning in it likely also applies to a high-profile case over drivers’ classification. In that class-action suit, Uber had agreed in a settlement to pay up to $100 million to some 385,000 drivers in two states, but a federal judge rejected that proposal last month.