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Lime Scooter Injury Suit Sent to State Court, and ‘Juicers’ ID’d

Sept. 1, 2020, 12:45 AM

Neutron Holdings Inc. must go to state court to fight an injured Ohio man’s allegations that one of its Lime scooters split in half while in use, partly because of its own practice of calling maintenance workers independent contractors, a federal court in the state said.

Tyler Bechtel sought to amend his complaint to add Ohio residents Francis Soto and Michael Smith, who allegedly picked up the scooter on behalf of Neutron to charge and inspect it the night before Bechtel’s accident.

Three factors favor the change and one is neutral, Judge Sarah D. Morrison said Aug. 28 for the ...