Uber increases its leverage and bargaining power regarding bringing claims to arbitration by inserting mandatory arbitration provisions in consumer and employee agreements. These provisions serve to limit the available options for dispute resolution and thereby leave opposing parties little choice but to cooperate with Uber. Yet despite the precedent-evading benefits of arbitration, the possibility of mass arbitration presents Uber with different risks.
On July 9, 2021, a District Judge in the United States District Court of Nevada entered her Amended Findings of Fact and Conclusions of Law, ordering, adjudging and decreeing three causes of action in favor of LA1, LLC. Plaintiff was awarded both compensatory and punitive damages, totaling an excess of $1.2 million.