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Lyft Heads to Court This Week Over Sexual Assault Lawsuits

Last Updated April 29, 2020

Lyft vs Levin Simes Abrams

Attorneys representing passengers assaulted and raped by Lyft drivers will argue 19 cases should be coordinated before a single judge

LOS ANGELES—Attorneys for Levin Simes Abrams will appear in California state court this week on behalf of 19 survivors of sexual assault and rape by Lyft drivers, in an effort to coordinate the legal proceedings in their lawsuits against the ride-share app Lyft.

Levin Simes Abrams has filed multiple lawsuits on behalf of survivors alleging Lyft drivers raped, kidnapped, or assaulted passengers, and that Lyft has not taken action to lessen or prevent the risk of sexual assault for users of their service. Lawyers representing these survivors (18 women and 1 man) will be in court this week to argue these cases should be coordinated and heard together, as their allegations against Lyft are similar and assert identical or virtually identical legal and factual theories in their cases. Lyft is opposing the plaintiff’s motion to coordinate the cases.

Said Rachel Abrams, Partner at Levin Simes Abrams:

“Each of these plaintiffs’ experiences are horrifyingly unique, but what has not been unique is Lyft’s appallingly inadequate response to their trauma. Coordinating these cases would not only be more efficient for the court, it would clearly demonstrate Lyft’s response to the sexual predator crisis among Lyft drivers has been appallingly inadequate no matter where their customers were assaulted.”

  • WHAT:     Judicial Council Coordination Proceeding for Lyft Assault Cases
  • WHEN:     Wednesday, January 8, 2019 at 2:00 PM PT
  • WHERE:     Superior Court of California, County of Los Angeles, 312 North Spring Street, Dept 14, Los Angeles, CA 90012
  • WHO:     Rachel Abrams and William Levin from Levin Simes Abrams will be arguing on behalf of the plaintiffs and will be available for comment following the hearing. 

The women-led law firm of Levin Simes Abrams is helping dozens of survivors sexually harassed, sexual assaulted, kidnapped or raped by Lyft drivers fight back and make Lyft change their unsafe practices. The women of Levin Simes Abrams have been noted as the “national leaders” in rideshare sexual assault cases (Vice News). Scores of women across the country are taking their Lyft stories to court with the help of Levin Simes Abrams attorneys.

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