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Lyft Driver Drops Suit Alleging N.Y. Worker Misclassification

May 17, 2022, 6:50 PM

An ex-Lyft Inc. driver who accuses the company of misclassifying him as an independent contractor agreed to drop his would-be class case, according to a stipulation filed in federal court in New York.

Former New York City driver Irwan Chandra sued the ride-hailing platform on behalf of himself and similarly situated drivers in the state in 2021. He and Lyft filed a stipulation of voluntary dismissal with the US District Court for the Southern District of New York.

Chandra drove for Lyft from January 2018 through August 2019, according to the complaint. Lyft allegedly misclassified him and other New ...