Travis Kalanick

An appeals court just handed Uber a huge victory over its passengers

An appeals court just handed Uber a huge victory over its passengers

For a brief, shining moment, a federal judge imposed the principle of equality in Uber’s dealings with its passengers. The judge was Jed S. Rakoff of U.S. district court in New York, who in a price-fixing lawsuit last year overturned an obscure provision of the company’s customer agreement that required all disputes to be resolved by an arbitrator and barred class-action complaints.

Uber can breathe easier now, because that moment is over. On Friday, a federal appeals court overruled Rakoff and

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