Ride-hailing app Uber has lost an added round in its battle with some drivers who filed a class-action lawsuit against it.
In August, US District Judge Edward Chen ruled that drivers should be permitted to form a class. Uber appealed that ruling straight to the US Court of Appeals for the 9th Circuit, but in a selection handed down yesterday, the appeals court declined to take up the case. The ruling does not imply that Uber can not challenge Chen’s class certification at a later time, but the organization will initial have to completely litigate its case.
That signifies that Uber could well have to make its case to a jury in Chen’s courtroom. He has scheduled a trial for June 2016, according to a report in Reuters. “We seem forward to presenting the details about how drivers use Uber with total flexibility and handle much more than their operate to a jury,” Uber lawyer Theodore Boutrous told the news service.