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Spoiler Alert: Rulings Expected on Uber and Lyft Independent Contractor Settlements

Author: Richard J. Reibstein

3/14/2017
Spoiler Alert: Rulings Expected on Uber and Lyft Independent Contractor Settlements

Judges in California will likely soon issue rulings affecting two ride-sharing companies, Uber and Lyft. Those connected with the Lyft case will be pleased because it is expected that a federal district court judge in San Francisco will formally approve a $27 million settlement in an independent contractor misclassification case against Lyft. In contrast, those involved in the Uber case pending in a state court in Los Angeles will have to accept a judicial setback when the judge handling that case is expected to formally disapprove of a $7.75 million settlement of so-called PAGA claims asserted on behalf of hundreds of thousands of Uber drivers. But, as noted in this blog post, that will not displease the plaintiffs’ lawyers involved in other Uber class action IC misclassification cases.