A public enforcement action was not subject to an arbitration agreement: The San Diego City Attorney brought an enforcement against against Maplebear for misclassification of its employees. The 4th District held that the enforcement action was not subject to arbitration. The public entity was not a party to an arbitration agreement between Maplebear and any of Maplebear’s employees. The enforcement action for injunction and civil penalties sought to vindicate public harms. The claim for restitution for individual victims did not make the action private in nature and subject to Maplebear’s arbitration agreement.
The People v. Maplebear, Inc.
Docket: D079209A (Fourth Appellate District)
Opinion Date: July 28, 2022