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Lyft Again Defeats Class Status in Wheelchair Accessibility Suit

Nov. 20, 2020, 9:38 PM

Plaintiffs suing Lyft Inc. over an alleged lack of wheelchair accessible vehicles have been denied class status a second time, after the U.S. District Court for the Northern District of California concluded they failed to establish, among other things, that the class would be sufficiently numerous under Rule 23.

When the court eventually decides the case, “only the named plaintiffs will be bound by the outcome,” which is a risk that Lyft told the court it was willing to take, according to Judge William Alsup’s Thursday order.

Plaintiffs attempted to craft a class definition that would avoid implicating a class ...

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