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An Uber sign is displayed on a driver's car parked near the San Francisco International Airport parking area in San Francisco, Wednesday, July 15, 2015. (AP Photo/Jeff Chiu)

(Bloomberg) — Uber Technologies Inc. drivers seeking to be treated as employees won a ruling that could add tens of thousands of them to the case and put hundreds of millions dollars more at stake.

The drivers can now seek expense reimbursement, in addition to their claims for tips that are already part of the case headed for trial next year. U.S. District Judge Edward Chen in San Francisco also permitted potentially tens of thousands of drivers who had previously been excluded from the class action to join.

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