Attorney offers ‘cynical’ view of independent contractor litigation in the sharing economy

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From Legal NewsLine, Karen Kidd shares discusses some of the independent contractor ligitation and the opinion of one attorney.  She writes:

Sharing economy litigation such as the misclassification lawsuit filed in June against Grubhub is more about governments and predatory plaintiffs than anything inevitable in cooperative consumerism, an Ohio attorney opined during a recent interview.

 “The independent contractor model is not new by any stretch,” J. Allen Jones III, a partner and transportation industry attorney in Benesh’s Columbus, Ohio, office said during a Legal Newsline email interview. “It has utilized and continues to be utilized successfully in many industries. Some may view my perspective as a bit cynical, but I believe the current litigation trend is being largely driven by governments looking for sources of additional revenue and the class-action plaintiffs’ bar preying on a new set of victims.”

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