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Lyft driver alleges she was underpaid by company, files class action

By Wadi Reformado | Aug 25, 2017

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TRENTON, N.J. (Legal Newsline) – A Long Beach, New Jersey, resident alleges she was not properly compensated as a Lyft driver.

Keara Nieves filed a complaint on behalf of herself and all others similarly situated on Aug. 15 in the U.S. District Court for the District of New Jersey against Lyft Inc. alleging breach of contract and other counts.

According to the complaint, the plaintiff alleges she believed she would be paid by the defendant in an amount equal to the fare it charged the rider minus the defendant's commission percentage. She alleges that instead, the defendant pays drivers based on a calculation of distance and time driven.

The plaintiff requests a trial by jury and seeks damages, appropriate service payment to the plaintiff, all legal fees, interest, and any other relief as the court deems just. She is represented by Stephan T. Mashel of Mashel Law LLC in Morganville, New Jersey.

U.S. District Court for the District of New Jersey case number 3:17-cv-06146-FLW-DEA

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