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In stinging decision for Uber drivers, appeals court says they must go to arbitration

In stinging decision for Uber drivers, appeals court says they must go to arbitration

Uber drivers who have banded together to take the ride-hailing company to court now may have to shift strategies and settle for smaller payouts than they had sought.

The U.S. 9th Circuit Court of Appeals in San Francisco said Wednesday that drivers who signed up with Uber in 2013 and 2014 must go to arbitration, not the courts, to resolve disputes with the company.

U.S. District Judge Edward Chen previously ruled that the arbitration agreements were unenforceable and unconscionable. But the appeals panel said Chen lacked the authority to make that...

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