Lyft settles suit in New York
Lyft has agreed to pay $300,000 to settle a lawsuit by New York’s attorney general alleging that the ride-sharing company violated state and municipal laws.
The lawsuit, filed last July, accused San Franciscobased Lyft of failing to require its drivers to hold commercial operator’s licenses, carry adequate insurance and comply with local forhire licensing rules.
“Today’s agreement enables Lyft to grow and prosper within the bounds of state and local regulations, while the penalties imposed send the message that companies that attempt to skirt the law will be held accountable,” New York Atty. Gen. Eric Schneiderman said.
Lyft said the settlement “does not require any changes to existing Lyft service in New York. The settlement is part of our continued efforts to return true, peer to peer ride sharing to New York state at large.”