Arbitrability Of Rideshare Driver Claims

A couple of days ago, I noted the Southern District in MD Islam v. Lyft recently determined that rideshare drivers are engaged in interstate commerce, thereby falling within an exception to the Federal Arbitration Act and rendering an arbitration provision in their agreement to be unenforceable under federal law. Nonetheless, the court held that arbitration was appropriate under New York state law.

Dave Reif in his superb blog provides a more detailed discussion of the Islam decision, as well as two other recent rideshare decisions. Those interested in the current state of the law regarding arbitrability of such claims would do well to review Dave’s post, available here.

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