Drivers who never opted out are stuck with only having binding arbitration as a means of dispute resolution.
The binding arbitration clause can be challenged - as in the case described above. Those who did not opt-out, as chi1cabby has been pleading for them to do, can still bring suit in court... it's just that the first part of the suit will be to deal with a motion to dismiss (from Uber) claiming that binding arbitration clause is enforceable.
Agreed!The binding arbitration clause can be challenged - as in the case described above.
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Thank god for Judge Chen.
That is my biggest beef. Uber constantly changes agreement. Drivers either accept new conditions or they are denied access to the UBER app. There is no representation of ICs when changes are being determined.. Now it is clear why unions were started.Gemgirlla said:Fifth, and last, the provision allows Uber to modify the terms of the contract at any time, without granting its drivers the same ability." Unbelievable...
Specifics please?Binding arbitration has been good to me. Quick, fast and I got to move on with my life rather than being trapped in the legal system
An insurance case. I won it too, took no time at all, because the arbitrators were independent, approved by both parties.Specifics please?
You're the first one I've come across who's singing praises of Binding Arbitration.
And btw, Opting Out of Binding Arbitration doesn't preclude a Driver seeking Arbitration for dispute resolution. Opting Out just preserves a Drivers right to sue if he/she so chooses.
I'm in California as well and have personally been involved in arbitrations. In some cases, it can be a decent dispute resolution mechanism, particularly when both parties have the same bargaining power.An insurance case. I won it too, took no time at all, because the arbitrators were independent, approved by both parties.
Same in a personal lawsuit. Both parties had a lawyer, approved the judge and we were able to negotiate a good outcome. Quick, fast both parties happy.
And I am in California.