Bloomberg Law
Jan. 6, 2022, 1:03 AM

California Lyft Misclassification Settlement Fight Gets Review

Joyce E. Cutler
Joyce E. Cutler
Staff Correspondent

The California Supreme Court agreed Wednesday to decide who gets to object to settlements in a Private Attorney General Action case involving Lyft Inc. drivers alleging misclassification.

Justices unanimously granted review of an appellate ruling that held a Lyft driver who wasn’t a party to a $15 million settlement had no standing to intervene. Three lawsuits were filed against the ride-hailing company under such cases, which allow individuals to sue and collect fees on behalf of the state. Only one driver settled.

The court limited briefing to the question of whether a plaintiff in a representative action filed under Private ...