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Judge Grants Final Approval to $27M Settlement in Lyft Case

Monday, March 20, 2017 | 1193 | 0 | 0 min read

A federal judge in San Francisco gave final approval to a $27 million settlement between Lyft Inc. and a group of the ride-share company's California drivers on Thursday, Reuters reported. Judge VInce Chhabria U.S. District Judge Vince Chhabria granted preliminary approval to the settlement in June. The lawsuit had revolved around the question of whether drivers were appropriately classified as independent contractors. Lyft employees argued that they should be classified as employees.  The agreement keeps drivers as independent contractors but grants additional protections again...

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