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Uber, Lyft Driver Classification Lawsuits to Get New Judge

Nov. 2, 2021, 11:12 PM

A group of cases alleging Uber Technologies Inc. and Lyft Inc. misclassified California drivers as independent contractors will be reassigned to a new judge in the San Francisco Superior Court, after the state of California, which filed one of the suits, moved to have Judge Anne-Christine Massullo disqualified from the proceedings

The California Attorney General sued the rideshare platforms in May 2020, seeking to force compliance with Assembly Bill 5, the state’s strict worker-status law which lays out a three-part test for determining whether a worker is an independent contractor. San Francisco judge Ethan Schulman granted the state’s motion for ...