Citing results from last week’s election, lawyers for Uber and Lyft on Monday asked a state appellate court to reconsider and rescind its affirmation of a preliminary injunction forcing the ride-hailing companies to treat its drivers as employees.
Proposition 22, leading with 58.5% of the vote in current ballot counts, “moots the trial court’s preliminary injunction and removes the legal basis for the Court’s opinion in this matter,” attorneys for Lyft argued in a petition to the First District Court of Appeal. Prop 22 exempts app-based ride-hailing and delivery drivers from California’s employee-friendly worker-classification law.
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