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Uber Rider Calls Arbiter’s ‘Joke’ No Laughing Matter

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Uber Rider Calls Arbiter’s ‘Joke’ No Laughing Matter

Law360 (June 22, 2020, 3:01 PM EDT) — An Uber customer has challenged in New York federal court the ride-hailing giant’s contention that an arbitrator was just joking about tossing a price-fixing suit to placate Uber, saying his remark clearly showed bias.

Uber Technologies Inc. said earlier in June that part of the antitrust proceeding in which the arbitrator talked about throwing out the suit because he was afraid of crossing the powerful company was only in jest and one of several times he was kidding.

But litigant Spencer Meyer, in legal papers Friday, told U.S. District Judge Jed S. Rakoff that the arbitrator saying he feared the consequences…

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