Monday May 16, 2016

Key Plaintiff Objects To Deal In Uber Driver Lawsuit

It looks like a monkey wrench has just been thrown into Uber's $100 million proposed settlement. The first named plaintiff in the case against Uber has hired new lawyers and filed a declaration in court stating that he objects to the proposed settlement. The proposed $100 million doesn't even cover what the plaintiffs say they are owned in tips. eek!

Uber and smaller rival, Lyft, are attempting to settle lawsuits by drivers who contend they should be classified as employees and therefore entitled to reimbursement for expenses, including gasoline and vehicle maintenance. Drivers currently pay those costs themselves. In a court filing on Monday, plaintiff Douglas O'Connor said the deal "is not in my interest or in the interest of any Uber driver."