Published: October 24, 2016

The ripple effects persist as lower courts continue to apply the Supreme Court’s holding in Spokeo, Inc. v. Robins, 136 S. Ct. 1540, 1547 (2016), which established a new “standing,”  threshold for plaintiffs seeking to assert a claim under the federal Fair Credit Reporting Act, more affectionately known by the acronym FCRA.  The Northern District of California in  Dutta v. State Farm Mutual Automobile Insurance Company, 3:14-CV-04292 (N.D. Cal. Oct.

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Published: September 7, 2016

Today, in Mohamed v. Uber Technologies, Inc., the Ninth Circuit ruled that Uber drivers must arbitrate their labor claims individually, and cannot pursue them as a class.  See Mohamed v. Uber Technologies, Inc., No. 15-16178, 2016 WL 4651409 (Sept. 7, 2016 9th Cir.).  Independent contractor drivers allege that Uber violated the Fair Credit Reporting Act and state statutes by running unauthorized background checks on them.

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