Mass. AG Healey Sues To End Uber And Lyft's 'Free Ride'

Law360 (July 14, 2020, 11:24 AM EDT) -- Massachusetts Attorney General Maura Healey's office filed a lawsuit Tuesday against Uber Technologies Inc. and Lyft Inc. challenging the ride-hailing companies' policy of classifying drivers as independent contractors.

The suit, filed in Suffolk County Superior Court, follows a legal rationale similar to earlier actions filed by both ride-hailing drivers and California's attorney general: The drivers do the company's essential duties, and they aren't free to set their terms.

"Bottom line, Uber and Lyft have gotten a free ride for far too long," Healey said in a press conference Tuesday, announcing the suit. "We think this is wrong. We think these companies...

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