Amazon tells 9th Circ. Flex Driver to arbitrate wiretap lawsuit

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By Gina Kim (March 9, 2022, 6:25 PM EST) — Amazon on Monday asked the Ninth Circuit to overrule a California federal judge and order arbitration of a proposed class action lawsuit alleging the retailer unlawfully monitors Facebook groups for the drivers of its Flex Delivery Service, arguing that the trial judge erred in finding that the drivers’ claims fell outside the scope of their arbitration agreement.

Amazon says U.S. District Judge William Q. Hayes got it wrong twice: First when he ruled the privacy dispute was outside the scope of the arbitration provision in the 2016 version of the Company’s Services and Terms Agreement with Drivers. Second, the judge erred in deciding that the plaintiff…

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