Wednesday, December 2, 2015

Class Actions in the Gig Economy: A Resource List

We have written a decent amount on this blog about class-action litigation in the modern economy.  These cases have keyed in on the issue of whether modern workers are independent contractors or employees.  My research on this issue has led me to a wealth of information, and I have been able to aggregate a number of these cases into a single list, which you can Download Here.  This list includes an impressive amount of class litigation against high-profile companies, including Uber, Lyft, Homejoy, Crowdflower, Instacart, Postmates, Caviar, Washio and others.  I have included some basic background information about each case, as well as the district court docket citation and any media cites where available.  I apologize for the "rough format" of this list, but thought others might find this resource useful as I have been unable to find any other discussion which sets forth an aggregation of the class-action cases brought in the gig economy.  And, feel free to add any cases I might have missed in the comments below!

-- Joe Seiner

Update:  A corrected file is now attached at the link above.

https://lawprofessors.typepad.com/laborprof_blog/2015/12/class-actions-in-the-gig-economy-a-resource-list.html

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Comments

The link in your story goes to a brief on arbitration vs judicial form and not to the list you mention. I would really enjoy seeing the list of gig economy cases.

Posted by: Carla | Dec 3, 2015 4:38:13 AM

Recent proposed class action filed in PA: Joseph DiNofa v. Uber Technologies Inc. et al., case number 150902252, in the Court of Common Pleas of Philadelphia County

Posted by: Leora Eisenstadt | Dec 3, 2015 1:46:36 PM

Thank you for compiling this list Joe.

You might want to include the recently certified class in the O'Connor v. Uber litigation. http://uberlawsuit.com/Uber%20-%20class%20cert%20order%20-%209-1-15.pdf

Michael

Posted by: Michael Erdman | Dec 4, 2015 10:04:25 AM

I just learned about this one...

http://www.nbcnews.com/tech/tech-news/u-s-judge-certifies-class-action-against-uber-over-tips-n473176

Michael

Posted by: Michael Erdman | Dec 4, 2015 10:09:20 AM

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