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Class Action Against Lyft Fails To Pick Up

Law360, New York (August 8, 2014, 1:40 PM EDT) -- A California federal judge on Thursday tossed out a putative wage-and-hour class action brought by a Lyft Inc. driver against the transportation company, ruling that California labor laws only apply to employees who work in the state and therefore claims brought under the law can’t apply to a nationwide class.

U.S. District Judge Vince Chhabria said that the driver’s class claims — which alleged that the company violated California labor laws when it misclassified full-time drivers as independent contractors, took some of their tips and refused...
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Case Information

Case Title

Cotter v. Lyft, Inc.

Case Number



California Northern

Nature of Suit

Civil Rights: Jobs


Vince Chhabria

Date Filed

September 3, 2013

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