Hunter Shkolnik Press Coverage Regarding Uber
June 8, 2016 | Commercial Litigation & Class Actions
In the midst of a heated court hearing regarding lawsuits between Uber Technologies Inc. and its drivers, Hunter Shkolnik has been actively involved in the outcome of the settlement. Recently mentioned in The Recorder as the lead for the efforts taken against Uber and its many lawsuits, Hunter Shkolnik remains determined and confident to see this class action lawsuit to an MDL for the main interest of Uber’s drivers. Most of the suits allege that Uber Technologies Inc. has misclassified drivers as independent contractors rather than employees who are entitled to unpaid wages, tips and reimbursement for gas and other expenses.
Hunter Shkolnik, who has always put the interests of the drivers as the number one priority, has moved to coordinate a multidistrict litigation proceeding that would put all the cases before a single judge. What originally started in California from Uber’s misclassification of its drivers quickly spread into most of Uber’s current states of operation as Hunter Shkolnik said that he wouldn’t be surprised if more cases got filed in every state. As quoted in The National Law Journal on the same matter earlier this year, “We’re just getting contacted by drivers like crazy,” Hunter said. “There are a lot of very upset drivers.” Shannon LissRiordan, the plaintiffs lawyer behind the California action, filed a motion to oppose having her cases roped into an MDL as she believes the claims collectively are far too different and procedurally advanced to be consolidated or coordinated before a single judge.
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