Lyft Unpaid Bonus Case Dismissed, Sent To Arbitration

Law360, New York (September 16, 2015, 3:44 PM EDT) -- A California magistrate judge on Tuesday dismissed a case in which a proposed class of drivers for Lyft Inc. claimed the ride-hailing company stiffed them on $1,000 bonuses, granting the company's motion to compel arbitration.

Because the terms of service of a 2014 agreement between the company and its drivers contained a provision for binding arbitration to settle any legal disputes or claims, the question of whether Lyft promised new drivers the bonuses but then improperly did not pay the money should be settled by an arbiter, U.S. Magistrate Judge Elizabeth D. Laporte determined.

The plaintiffs argued that the agreement's delegation...

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