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Judge asked to OK final deal to end suit vs Uber over texts; lawyers to get $6M, class members $103 each

By Scott Holland | Jan 17, 2018

A federal judge has been asked to grant final approval to a $20 million deal to settle a class action lawsuit brought by a group of people who claimed Uber sent them multiple unwanted text messages. Plaintiffs' lawyers would get $6.35 million, while each class member could get $103.

Federal judge's 'important punt' sends key question on status of Uber drivers in class action to arbitrator

By John Myers | Aug 16, 2017

A Chicago federal judge has added a new entry in the ongoing debate over whether companies can force employees and contractors to sign class-action waivers, stepping into a dispute in which an Uber driver claims the company owes him wages and overtime under federal law.

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