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September 2, 2015

In the News Today – September 2, 2015

A federal judge granted class action status to a lawsuit brought by three Uber drivers against the ride sharing company. ILR posted about this case yesterday. The decision means as many as 160,000 Uber drives could join the case, which seeks to have the drivers classified as employees rather than independent contractors. (Wired)

A number of U.S. judges pointed to a proposal from Columbia Law School Professor Jack Coffee that would see Australia regulators — such as the Australian Securities and Investments Commission (ASIC) or the Australian Competition and Consumer Commission (ACCC) — hire class action lawyers to bring class actions on “behalf of the injured class but to be supervised by the regulators”. (Sydney Morning Herald)

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