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Where the hell is everyone? This is the biggest news of our driving careers thus far.

Now for this idiot.

Attorney Shannon Liss-Riordan, who reached the settlement after three years of negotiations with Uber, said she understands the judge's desire for more information, and does not think claims that would be dismissed have much value.
Is she out of her mind? What the hell kind of comment is that?

She clearly doesn't even think the claims she included have much value either.

"He does not appear to have given credence to some of the outlandish objections that have been made about me personally, or the amount of the settlement," said Liss-Riordan, whose ouster as lead attorney had been sought by Geragos and other objectors. The settlement initially would have awarded her $21 million to $25 million in attorneys' fees, but Liss-Riordan recently reduced her proposed share by $10 million.
Outlandish objections? She is now basically working for Uber and going against anyone actually in it for the drivers. How often does this happen when the lead plaintiff's lawyer is working on the side of the defendant?

There is nothing in this article that suggests that Chen is open to any kind of modified settlement. Can we now move to the "get Shannon the hell off this case" phase ? I can speak for all drivers when I say the sooner we get her off the case the better and the faster we get this trial over with.

Now if Uber wants to finally concede that we are employees or they want to give us actual control over our trips to the extent that it says we are independent contractors then I think we can be open to a settlement.
 

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so we back to square one?
if we go to trial, the agreements Uber made can they retract lol? like no longer deactivating for low acceptance (not cancel)
 

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so we back to square one?
if we go to trial, the agreements Uber made can they retract lol? like no longer deactivating for low acceptance (not cancel)
They can actually get that plus more from uber, if they had a better lawyer.
 

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The only way to get fair pay from Uber and other non-regulated Silicon Valley Platforms is to sue them in court.

http://www.sfgate.com/bayarea/article/Uber-settlement-with-drivers-blocked-by-judge-8335424.php
Considering the State of California stands to gain million of dollars from the labor violations, it is just that Judge Chen ask the lawyers to flesh out the deal. In his eyes, this lawsuit settlement is a glazed over piece of amateur legal work. Take it to trial. Let a jury decide. And we'll take it from there. Liss-Riordan lowered her fee by $10 million after realizing how bad her money grabbing short settlement looked to the drivers and the public.
 

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Considering the State of California stands to gain million of dollars from the labor violations, it is just that Judge Chen ask the lawyers to flesh out the deal. In his eyes, this lawsuit settlement is a glazed over piece of amateur legal work. Take it to trail. Let a jury decide. And we'll take it from there. Liss-Riordan lowered her fee by $10 million after realizing how bad her money grabbing short settlement looked to the drivers and the public.
Her career just took a nose dive as well.
 

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Let's watch how little attention this settlement rejection gets from all the media considering how much they've loved brown nosing Travis when reporting the settlement originally, acting like it was set in stone. They have no clue how Uber really operates.
 

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Just catching up to this. Looks like the deadline from the Judge for more requested info is July 15. I didn't realize Mark Geragos was involved (on behalf of group of drivers opposing current suggested class action settlement). Also, the amount of money the State of California would stand to collect if this went to trial and drivers won is pretty fascinating:

Chen said one claim - that Uber had violated California labor laws by classifying drivers as independent contractors rather than employees, denying them overtime, work expenses and other benefits - could be worth $1 billion or more if the drivers went to trial and won employee status. The state would be entitled to three-fourths of any labor law penalties, which were valued at $1 million in the proposed settlement.

"The parties should provide more substantial legal authority for why a 99.9 percent discount (in the labor penalties) is warranted," Chen said. He also said the two sides had assigned no value to claims in other lawsuits - seeking payment for meal and rest breaks, waiting times between rides, and the denial of workers' compensation benefits - that would be dismissed if the settlement were approved.
 

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So if this goes to trial it should be all wrapped up around 2025 or so?
 
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