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Work Comp Central: Marc Held Quoted Regarding Uber Class-Action Settlement

Thursday, January 11, 2018 Uber Agrees to Settle Class Action, Denies Taking Comp Premiums From Drivers By J. Todd Foster Uber agreed to pay more than 2,000 New York drivers $3 million to settle a class-action lawsuit that alleges the ride-share company illegally took a 2.5% workers’ compensation premium surcharge from drivers instead of passengers. Under the preliminary settlement, agreed to Monday but not yet signed by U.S. District Court Judge Nicholas G. Garaufis in Brooklyn, $1 million of the settlement would […]

CNET: Phil Hines, Parner of Held & Hines, LL Is Quoted in the Uber Class-Action Settlement

“The $3M settlement provides long overdue compensation to the approximately 2,400 New York drivers that opted out of the arbitration provision in the Uber driver agreement,” said Philip Hines of Held & Hines LLP, the law firm representing the drivers. “The overwhelming majority of New York drivers were not able to successfully opt out of arbitration and so we are pursuing these same claims on behalf of these clients at arbitration proceedings.”

Law 360: Held & Hines’ Multi-million Dollar Settlement against Uber is published

Uber Agrees To Pay $3M To End Drivers’ Service Fees Suit By Braden Campbell Law360, New York (January 9, 2018, 2:30 PM EST) — Uber Technologies Inc. has agreed to pay $3 million to end a suit alleging it miscalculated the fees it deducted from fares earned by a proposed class of New York state drivers, according to a settlement notice filed Monday in New York federal court. Two drivers who sued in 2015 alleging Uber misclassified drivers as independent contractors […]

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