Judge Defers to the Jury to Decide Status of Popular “Lyft” Drivers’ Status as Employees versus Independent Contractors

By | 2015-03-19T13:29:39+00:00 March 19th, 2015|Employment Law, Wage & Hour|

On March 11, 2015, a federal court was asked to decide, as a matter of law, whether Lyft drivers are “employees” or “independent contractors” under California law.  The matter is Cotter v. Lyft, Inc., 2015 U.S. Dist. LEXIS 30026, No. 13-cv-04065-VC (N.D. Cal. Mar. 11, 2015).   The “answer is of great consequence for the drivers, [...]

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Court Grants Preliminary Approval of Settlement in ECOtality Securities Class Action

By | 2015-03-09T14:00:33+00:00 March 9th, 2015|Securities Class Actions/ Shareholder Derivative Actions|

The Court on March 6, 2015 issued an Order granting preliminary approval of Settlement in In re Ecotality, Inc. Securities Litigation.  If you purchased ECOtality, Inc. common stock during the period from April 16, 2013 to August 12, 2013 (the “Class Period”) and were damaged thereby, you could get a payment from the class action [...]

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