Lyft Driver Class Action Settlement
You are a class member if you are a current and former Lyft drivers who gave at least one ride to passengers in California at any time between May 25, 2012 and July 1, 2016.
Payment will be calculated based on a points system, and will be awarded as follows:
- “For each Ride given in the period from May 25, 2012, through September 30, 2012, the Class Member will receive two hundred twenty seven (227) Points.
- For each sixty-minute period in Ride Mode for the period from October 1, 2012, through July 1, 2016, the Class Member will receive six hundred (600) Points.
- For each sixty-minute period in Ride Mode for the period from January 14, 2013, through December 23, 2013, a Class Member will receive an additional one hundred twenty (120) Points.
For each Class Member who spent thirty (30) or more hours per week in Ride Mode in fifty (50) percent or more of the weeks in the period from May 25, 2012, through July 1, 2016, in which he or she gave at least one Ride, the points calculated above will be multiplied by 2, so that the Class Member receives double the number of Points than would otherwise be awarded.”
Proof of Purchase
Patrick Cotter, et al. v. Lyft Inc.,Case No. 3:13-cv-04065-VCDistrict Court for the Northern District of California
This settlement resolves accusations that Lyft misclassified their drivers as independent contractors
The lawsuit asserts that Lyft has standard operational procedures dictating the interactions between riders and drivers, such directives can only be made to an employee and not an independent contractors
Lyft denies the allegations but has agreed to settle