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Lyft Can't Slam Brakes On Minimum Pay Rate For NYC Drivers

Law360 (May 1, 2019, 8:20 PM EDT) -- Lyft lost its bid to block New York City’s rules establishing first-of-their-kind minimum pay rates for drivers of app-based ride-hailing companies after a state judge ruled that city officials thoroughly analyzed the industry’s economic impact before crafting the new regulations.

New York State Supreme Court Judge Andrea Masley on Tuesday denied Lyft Inc.’s petition seeking to invalidate the New York City Taxi and Limousine Commission’s new rules establishing a per-minute and per-mile minimum trip payment formula for drivers who pick up riders through app-based, for-hire vehicle services such as Uber Technologies Inc., Lyft Inc., Juno and Via. Officials have said the...

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