Lyft Driver Prime Time Surcharge Class Action Settlement (California Only)

Class Eligibility

All current and former drivers who gave at least one ride to a passenger in California during a Prime Time period between August 18, 2014 and April 7, 2017, for which Lyft has not refunded the amount of its commission on the Prime Time Premium, excluding “Lyft Line” rides and other rides where the Lyft mobile smartphone application did not display a Prime Time “pop-up” of the type alleged in this case.

Estimated Amount


This settlement will be distributed based on a points model. The amount you will receive will be calculated based both on the number of valid claims and the number of points you receive according to the time and distance worked under the conditions set forth in the settlement

Proof of Purchase


Case Name

Alex Zamora, et al. v. Lyft Inc.,
Case No. 3:16-cv-02558-VC

U.S. District Court for the Northern District of California

Case Summary

This lawsuit claims, generally, that Lyft improperly charged commissions on “Prime Time” premiums added to fares during periods of high demand and that, as a result of this, Lyft violated various laws and contracts. Lyft denies that it improperly charged commissions and has asserted various defenses to the claims.

The lawsuit also claims, generally, that Lyft improperly classified drivers who gave rides in California as independent contractors rather than employees and that as a result of this classification, Lyft violated various laws and regulations. Lyft denies these claims, argues that it complied with all applicable federal, state, and local laws and regulations at all times, and has asserted various defenses to these claims. These classification claims will not be resolved by the proposed settlement in this lawsuit.

Settlement Pool





Lyft Class Action Settlement

Settlement Administrator

c/o Rust Consulting Inc. – 6069

P.O. Box 54

Minneapolis, MN 55440-0054