California Lyft Driver Employment Classification Class Action Settlement

Settlement Structure: Claims Made

Active: Closed

Closed Settlement Statement:

According to court documents, the claim submission deadline has passed. Please contact the claims administrator if you have any questions.

Case Summary:

The plaintiffs in this lawsuit allege that Lyft improperly classified drivers who gave rides in California as independent contractors rather than employees and that as a result of this classification, Lyft violated various laws and regulations.

Docket Number:


Company: Lyft

Filing Deadline: December 1, 2016

Class Period: May 25, 2012 to July 1, 2016

Objection Deadline: October 29, 2016

Exclusion Deadline: October 29, 2016

Final Approval Hearing: December 1, 2016

Proof of Purchase:

Claimants must provide the ID number given to them via mail. If you do not have an ID number, please contact the claims administrator.


All current and former drivers who gave at least one ride to passengers in California between May 25, 2012, and July 1, 2016, are Class Members under this settlement.

Typical Settlement Amount:

Drivers will be awarded a number of points based upon number of customers, rides, given, and hours worked. These points will determine a driver's settlement share.

Total Settlement Amount: $27,000,000

Class Representative Proposed Incentive Fee:


Law Firm:
Lichten & Liss-Riordan

Case Name: Patrick Cotter, et al. v. Lyft, Inc

Settlement Website: Claim Portal

Claims Administrator:
Garden City Group, LLC

Claims Administrator Contact Information:

Cotter v. Lyft, Inc.
c/o GCG
P.O. Box 35129
Seattle, WA 98124-5129

1 (855) 907-3215

Tags: Employment Violations, Misclassifying Employees as Independent Contractors