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First Circuit holds that Lyft drivers are not among the class of transportation workers engaged in interstate commerce and thus exempted from the FAA; rather, they are subject to the arbitration agreements they signed

November 05, 2021

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U.S. Chamber files amicus brief

October 13, 2020

The U.S. Chamber filed an amicus brief urging the First Circuit to hold that the Federal Arbitration Act’s exemption for transportation workers “engaged in interstate commerce” does not cover rideshare drivers who occasionally drop off passengers at airports or train stations. Archis A. Parasharami of Mayer Brown LLP and the U.S. Chamber’s Litigation Center served as co-counsel for the U.S. Chamber.

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