Edwards v. DoorDash, Inc.
The Fifth Circuit affirmed the district court's grant of DoorDash's motion to compel arbitration and dismissal of an action brought by an independent contractor. Plaintiff had filed a putative class action, alleging claims under the Fair Labor Standards Act (FLSA). The court held that the district court did not err in compelling arbitration before considering the class certification where arbitrability was a threshold question to be determined at the outset. The court also held that the district court did not err in enforcing the arbitration agreement where the Independent Contractor Agreement contained an agreement to arbitrate, which, through incorporation of the AAA rules, contained an agreement to delegate issues of arbitrability to the arbitrator. The court treated the delegation clause as valid and rejected plaintiff's remaining claims. View "Edwards v. DoorDash, Inc." on Justia Law