Kenneth Wright v. Lyft, Inc.
Lyft Washington Text Settlement
2:14-cv-00421-BJR

Welcome to the Lyft Washington Text Settlement Website

If you were a Washington resident and you received one or more Lyft “Invite A Friend” program text messages on your cell phone, you could be entitled to benefits from a class action settlement.

 

What is this lawsuit about?

A proposed settlement has been reached in a class action lawsuit known as Kenneth Wright v. Lyft, Inc., No. 2:14-cv-00421-BJR (W.D. Wash.) (the “Action”), alleging that Lyft, Inc. (“Lyft”) violated the federal Telephone Consumer Protection Act, 47 U.S.C. § 227 (the “TCPA”), the Washington Commercial Electronic Mail Act, RCW 19.190.010 et seq. (“CEMA”), and the Washington Consumer Protection Act, RCW 19.86.010 et seq. (“CPA”), by sending unsolicited text messages to the members of the Settlement Class through its “Invite A Friend” program.

The two sides disagree about whether Lyft’s conduct was proper, whether Lyft is liable, and if so, the extent of any such liability.  The parties have agreed to resolve the lawsuit by a settlement, which has a total value of $3,995,000.  Eligible class members who file claims are entitled to receive payments under the Settlement if it is approved.


Who is Included?

The Settlement provides relief for all Settlement Class Members, who are described by the Settlement Agreement as:

All Washington State residents who, between June 1, 2012 and November 15, 2018, received on their cellular telephone one or more invitational or referral text messages through Lyft’s “Invite A Friend” program.


How do I participate in the Settlement?

In order to receive a payment from the Settlement, each Settlement Class Member must have timely submitted a complete and accurate Claim Form no later than March 15, 2019. Claim Forms submitted by mail must have been postmarked by no later than March 15, 2019. If you failed to submit a Claim Form by the deadline, your claim may be rejected, and you may be deemed to have waived all rights to receive benefits.

 

Your Legal Rights and Options

Option and Deadline
Event
Submit a Claim Form

March 15, 2019
(Submitted or Postmarked)

(Passed)
If you are a Settlement Class Member and send the Settlement Administrator a Claim Form containing the required information by the deadline, you will receive a Cash Benefit in the form of a settlement check.
Exclude Yourself

March 15, 2019
(Submitted or Postmarked)

(Passed)
If you ask to be excluded, also known as “opting out,” you will get no Cash Benefit from the Settlement, but you may be able to pursue or continue your own lawsuit against Lyft about the legal claims in this case.
Object

March 15, 2019
(Submitted or Postmarked)

(Passed)
Write to the Court about why you don’t like the Settlement. You can do this only if you don’t exclude yourself.
Attend the Final Approval Hearing

May 29, 2019

(Passed)
The Court has set a hearing for May 29, 2019 to decide whether the Settlement should be approved. It is not necessary for you to appear at this hearing, but you may attend at your own expense.
Do Nothing If you do nothing, you will not receive a Cash Benefit but you will release your claims.

For More Information

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Mail

Lyft Washington Text Settlement
c/o JND Legal Administration
PO Box 91225
Seattle, WA 98111