“Uber claimed that it did not exercise control over the delivery driver as she was free to perform deliveries whenever she wanted or indeed not at all. Further, Uber argued that its guidelines were a form of quality control for its customers and should not be viewed as exercising control over its “partners.”
Rate of pay, however, is determined by Uber. A business model where a rate of pay is fixed by an agreement is, by definition, price-fixing.
Both entities in this case must be charged with a conspiracy to restrain free trade: Amita Gupta and Uber
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