Lyft Arbitration Agreement

Lyft`s agreement not to require the reconciliation of such claims does not waive the enforceability of other provisions of this Arbitration Agreement (including, but not limited to, the waivers provided for in Section 17(b), or the enforceability of this Arbitration Agreement by considering other disputes, claims, or controversies. Judge Sandra L. Lynch wrote for a unanimous body to Bekele v. Lyft, Inc. and concluded that the parties had a “valid and enforceable conciliation agreement” under Massachusetts law. A reasonable approach to keller Lenkner arbitration could be a Bellwether proceeding; the two parties could begin to settle some representative cases, which could lead to an agreement in other cases. But apparently, negotiations with Uber over such a process began, but failed. In their petition, Uber drivers say they proposed nine Bellwether arbitrations to be followed by mediation, while Uber offered four arbitrations and no mediation, and this gap was not filled. I read this impasse as brinksmanship – if each side thinks the other is less enthusiastic than it would engage in thousands of individual arbitrations, it is not surprising that negotiations on another procedure are underway. In her dissent at Italian Colors, Judge Kagan sang the majority for individual conciliation to be “a surefire way to kill valid claims.” Uber and Lyft`s reliance on individual arbitration clauses are examples of Kagan`s prediction coming to life.


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