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If you used the Lyft smartphone application to give rides to passengers in California between May 25, 2012, and July 1, 2016, you could get a payment from a class action settlement.

  • A lawsuit claims that Lyft, Inc. violated various laws and regulations by classifying drivers in California as independent contractors rather than employees. Lyft denies these allegations but has agreed to settle the lawsuit by paying $27,000,000.00, changing its Terms of Service, and changing how its product works.
  • The Court in charge of this case still has to decide whether to approve the settlement. If it does, drivers who used the Lyft smartphone application to give rides to passengers in California between May 25, 2012, and July 1, 2016, will be eligible for payment from Lyft.
  • Your legal rights are affected whether you act or don’t act. Read this website carefully.

Summary of Your Legal Rights and Options
Submit a claim The only way to get a payment. Give up your right to be part of another case against Lyft about the claims being resolved by this settlement. In order to receive a payment, you must submit a claim, which you can do electronically or by mail, as explained in FAQ 9. Submitting a claim will not affect your right to assert claims against Lyft arising after approval of this settlement.
Exclude yourself from the settlement Get no payment. Keep your right to be part of another case against Lyft about the claims being resolved by this settlement.
Object to the settlement Write to the Court about why you don’t like the settlement. You cannot object in order to ask the Court for a higher payment for yourself personally, although you can object to the payment terms (or any other terms) that apply generally to the class.
Go to a hearing Follow the procedures in FAQs 19-21 to ask to speak in Court about the fairness of the settlement. The Court will hold a hearing for the settlement to decide whether to approve it.
Do nothing Get no payment. Give up your right to assert the claims being resolved by this settlement.

These rights and options—and the deadlines to exercise them—are explained on this website.