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 timely submit a complete and accurate Claim Form no later than March 15, 2019. Claim Forms submitted by mail must be postmarked by no later than March 15, 2019. If you fail 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.