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Lyft Gets Credit Check Class Action Yanked From Court

Nov. 20, 2018, 4:09 PM

Lyft Inc. convinced a federal court Nov. 19 to dismiss a class action over applicant background checks and send it to arbitration.

The arbitration agreement delegates questions of arbitrability—such as whether this claim under the Fair Credit Reporting Act falls within the scope of the arbitration provision—to the arbitrator, Magistrate Judge Laurel Beeler wrote for the U.S. District Court for the Northern District of California.

Lyft’s assertion of arbitrability isn’t “wholly groundless,” the court said. The “FCRA claim arises out of Lyft’s background checks, and hence the claim is at least loosely related to a ‘legal dispute or claim arising...

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