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Amazon Asks High Court to Dispel Cloud Over Driver Arbitration

Feb. 3, 2021, 5:53 PM

Amazon.com Inc. told the U.S. Supreme Court that litigation is piling up thanks to uncertainty over when transportation workers should be exempt from arbitration pacts, a key issue for their business model that they say divides federal appeals courts.

Amazon wants the justices to review a ruling from the U.S. Court of Appeals for the Ninth Circuit that found that the company’s drivers can move forward with a proposed nationwide class action, despite agreements they signed, because they fall under an exemption of the Federal Arbitration Act.

The online retailer made its arguments in a brief filed Tuesday in support...

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