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Drivers file misclassification class action, seek unpaid tips and aggressively attack class action waiver in arbitration agreement

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Uber is no longer just a German superlative; it is now also a high-end car service. Founded in San Francisco in 2009 as a small start-up, the company has already expanded to twenty-two metropolitan areas across the country, and twenty cities in Canada, the Middle East, Africa, Asia, and Europe.

Non-compete litigation on the rise

Dampening entrepreneurship? Not in California.

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There was a great article in the Wall Street Journal recently stating that non-compete litigation in this country has risen by over 60% in the last decade as more employees leave their employers to open their own businesses. And that's just court decisions.

EVENT on August 29, 2013

Christian J. Scali will be speaking to IADAC members about the state of litigation against auto dealers in California, providing tips and advice on how to avoid being a target of litigation and identifying best practices on how to best position a defense when faced with litigation.

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On Monday, upholding the Federal Arbitration Act’s (FAA) strong deference to arbitral decisions, the United States Supreme Court unanimously held, in Oxford Health Plans, LLC v. Sutter, that where an arbitrator interprets an arbitration agreement to include class arbitration, even if that interpretation is incorrect, it will be upheld.

July 1 is just around the corner

Are you ready for the new FMCSA Hours of Service regulations?

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The Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration (FMCSA) has been clear that it will not delay the July 1, 2013 start date of the Hours of Service (HOS) regulations announced in December 2011. Here's a quick status of attacks to these new HOS rules and a summary of the changes, so you can be prepared.