Uber’s $100 million settlement with drivers has been rejected by a federal judge. According to Bloomberg however, the rejection will likely not encourage Uber to reform its business model or payment structure because an appeals court has hinted that it could overturn a key part of the initial ruling. In the rejection, U.S. District Judge Edward Chen concluded the deal was unfair, partly because it used low estimates for potential claims under California law. He also said he wasn’t convinced that changing the company’s tipping policy would result in the “substantially increased income” as promised.
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