Cunningham v. Lyft, Inc. et al

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Nature of Suit:

Civil Rights: Jobs

Multi Party Litigation:

Class Action


Indira Talwani


  1. February 28, 2022

    Lyft Asks To Arbitrate Drivers' Suit After 1st Circ. Reversal

    Lyft has urged a Massachusetts federal judge to arbitrate a proposed class action brought by drivers alleging they were misclassified as independent contractors, saying the First Circuit found the drivers weren't exempt from arbitration because they did not engage in interstate commerce.

  2. May 22, 2020

    Mass. Lyft Drivers Get Boost, But No Employee Status Just Yet

    A Massachusetts federal judge said that Lyft drivers suing to gain employee status have a good shot at proving they're being misclassified as independent contractors, but they haven't shown they've been irreparably harmed enough to justify an emergency preliminary injunction amid the pandemic.

  3. April 07, 2020

    Calif. Lyft Drivers Lose Employee Status Bid Amid Outbreak

    A California federal judge on Tuesday rejected a bid by Lyft Inc. drivers to immediately classify them as employees eligible for sick leave amid the coronavirus pandemic and sent the case to arbitration, while the company argued that a similar effort underway in Massachusetts could jeopardize drivers' rights to generous benefits flowing from federal relief legislation.

  4. March 27, 2020

    Lyft Can't Force Drivers To Arbitrate Employee Status Case

    Lyft can't force its drivers in Massachusetts to arbitrate claims they are being misclassified as independent contractors rather than employees, a federal judge ruled Friday, saying the workers are exempt from the Federal Arbitration Act.

  5. March 24, 2020

    Sick Uber And Lyft Drivers Still Working, Pay Suit Docs Claim

    Uber and Lyft drivers sick with what they fear could be COVID-19 say they have continued to pick up riders because they have no other way to pay their bills, according to affidavits filed late Monday in twin federal suits seeking employment status and sick time for the gig workers.

  6. March 20, 2020

    Uber, Lyft Drivers Fail To Win Employee Status Via Injunction

    Uber and Lyft drivers won't gain their coveted employee status through a preliminary injunction, a Massachusetts federal judge said Friday in twin orders concluding the drivers don't faceĀ "immediate threat of irreparable harm" from being classified as independent contractors.

  7. October 16, 2019

    Lyft Can't Consolidate Mass. Driver Classification Suits

    Lyft Inc. cannot merge a new driver misclassification suit with one that was already sent to arbitration, a Massachusetts federal judge said in a simple denial Wednesday morning without any additional explanation.

  8. October 15, 2019

    Lyft Asks Judge To Merge Mass. Driver Classification Suits

    Lyft Inc. on Tuesday told a Massachusetts federal judge that a newly filed driver classification suit should be consolidated with one he already steered to arbitration, accusing a prominent class action attorney of trying to prematurely close the older case to keep it separate from the newer.

  9. October 09, 2019

    Lyft Loses Bid To Swap Judges In Mass. Classification Suit

    Lyft Inc. on Wednesday lost its bid to transfer a misclassification suit from one Massachusetts federal judge to another who sent a similar suit to arbitration, but the company can still ask the second judge to consolidate the cases.

  10. October 03, 2019

    Lyft Drivers Don't Want New Mass. Judge In Classification Suit

    Lyft Inc. drivers bringing a misclassification suit against the ride-sharing giant argued Wednesday the case should be heard by the Massachusetts federal judge to which it was assigned and not another Bay State judge who steered a previous, similar case to arbitration.