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FAA exemption extends to ‘last mile’ delivery drivers

Despite never crossing state lines while discharging their duties, “last mile” delivery drivers are sufficiently engaged in interstate commerce to qualify for the Federal Arbitration Act’s exemption for “transportation workers,” the 1st U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals has held.

The decision means that the plaintiff in Waithaka v. Amazon.com, Inc., et al., and the class of Amazon’s fleet of last mile drivers he hopes to represent can forge ahead with their claims in federal court, rather than submit to arbitration.

Read more at New England In-House