Bloomberg Law
May 25, 2023, 7:59 PM

Amazon Scuffling to Keep Driver Classification Case in US Court

Joyce E. Cutler
Joyce E. Cutler
Staff Correspondent Inc. likely will be ordered to defend delivery drivers’ wage and hour misclassification case in state court, not federal, a US judge indicated on Thursday.

Judge Vince Chhabria, US District Court for the Northern District of California, questioned the online retailer’s arguments that defense attorneys’ fees for fighting a single plaintiff in the lawsuit would exceed $97,200 through trial, easily clearing the $75,000 amount-in-controversy threshold for removing a case to federal court, not counting the $35,819 for labor law and other claimed violations if the court found for the driver.

“This area of law is very frustrating, and ...

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