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We believe Lyft has been misclassifying drivers as independent contractors instead of employees. As a result, these drivers may have lost out on overtime pay, benefits, and suffered additional compensatory damages.  

You may be eligible to recovery compensation for these lost wages and benefits. 

Please answer the following questions to help us determine if you are eligible to make a claim for compensation:


Congratulations! Looks like you qualify and we’d like to immediately move your claim forward. This will cost you nothing out of pocket. We get paid only if we recover an award or settlement on your behalf. Our fee is 40% of the award we recover for you. If we don’t win, you don’t pay.


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You will be asked to electronically sign our Contingency Fee Agreement.

    • You pay nothing out of pocket
    • You will not be asked for any credit card information to hire our firm
    • If we win, our fee is paid from a percentage of the money we recover for you
    • If we do not win, you pay nothing

Lyft may require we provide additional information as part of the claim verification process. Please keep an eye out for future correspondence from Milberg. 


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Re: [CLIENT NAME] v. Lyft, Inc.  




We look forward to working with you to pursue your claims against Lyft, Inc. (“Lyft”) regarding your employment with Lyft. This is an agreement (the “Agreement”) between you and Milberg Coleman Bryson Phillips Grossman LLC (“MCBPG”). I, along with MCBPG attorneys who are licensed to practice law in, among other states, New York, Illinois, Washington, Oregon, and/or Massachusetts, will be primarily responsible for your case. Although I am only licensed to practice law in Florida, our team at MCBPG includes attorneys licensed across the country who will be working with me and others on your case.

You understand and authorize MCBPG to proceed with filing your claims as an individual arbitration, rather than in a court.[1] Arbitration is a simplified means of pursuing legal claims, where the claim is decided by an arbitrator rather than a judge or jury and is overseen by an arbitral organization such as the American Arbitration Association. Arbitration can be very different from a court case. Unlike a court case, there is no jury in arbitration, and there is limited discovery. Although we anticipate an arbitration, this agreement shall apply regardless of whether the claims are filed in arbitration, in court, or resolved by settlement prior to a filing in any forum. While it is MCBPG’s goal to secure the maximum recovery possible for you in connection with your claims, you authorize MCBPG to resolve and settle your claims with Lyft, at a minimum, in the amount of $1,500.00.

Our firm will handle the above-referenced matter based upon a contingent fee arrangement wherein our collective fee will be forty percent (40%) of any recovery obtained in this matter, whether it be through settlement or judgment. We reserve the right to associate any co-counsel that we deem advisable or necessary for the proper handling of your claim. Our fee will be split among our firm and any firm(s) we associate. This arrangement would not include any appeal that may be subsequently taken by any party.

During this litigation, we will incur expenses for copies, long distance telephone calls, legal research, travel, etc. Typically, these costs are paid by the client. However, we will advance all costs incurred by our firms, such as copies, postage, express delivery charges, legal research (e.g., Westlaw, LexisNexis, PACER), travel expenses, etc. We will also incur costs that are not generated by our firm, such as the filing fees with the arbitral organization or court, costs of the experts, legal process outsourcing companies (i.e., service of process, document production, trial exhibits), and deposition costs (including transcripts). We will be reimbursed for these costs if, and only if, we ultimately obtain a recovery. Advanced costs are deducted from the recovery after the calculation of the contingent fee.

Please understand that MCBPG may at any time recommend that the case not be continued for good and sufficient reasons including, but not limited to, little or no likelihood for success on the claims’ merits, or the lack of available sums, whether they be the assets of Lyft or applicable insurance coverage. If we should make such a recommendation to discontinue, we may withdraw our representation upon due notice.

Also understand that your file and any materials compiled by our firms during representation will remain the property of our firms upon conclusion of the representation. We will cooperate fully in furnishing a copy of relevant materials from the file to any successor attorney who you may retain. Additionally, we will maintain the file on this matter for at least six (6) years. Should you wish to obtain any information or materials from the file, including personal items furnished to us in the handling of your case (i.e., documents, photographs), these will be returned to you by request if the request is made within six (6) years after the conclusion of the representation.

Finally, we do not make any promises or guarantees regarding the outcome or conclusion of your claims.

If you have any questions about the foregoing, please advise. We would appreciate your returning a signed copy of this engagement letter to us for our files.

We look forward to working with you on this matter.




                                                                                                                            Jonathan B. Cohen

By:                                                             Date:

[1] Lyft contends that, by accepting its Terms of Service, all Lyft Platform users agree to resolve any disputes regarding Lyft via binding individual arbitration rather than proceed with claims in court, and to waive their rights to a jury trial and to participate in any class action lawsuit.  

[2] Please note that the company against which you are retaining Milberg to pursue individual arbitration claims on your behalf requires a notice letter personally signed by you to begin the dispute resolution process.  So that Milberg can start this process, by signing the retainer agreement, it is your intent to provide Milberg with your electronic signature and your consent to include your electronic signature in the notice letter to be sent on your behalf to the company identified in the retainer agreement as the party against whom Milberg has agreed to represent you in connection with an individual arbitration.  This is the sole limited purpose for which you are giving Milberg legal authority to utilize your electronic signature.


Thank you for letting us review your potential claim.  After review of the information provided, our firm has decided to respectfully decline representation. 


Although we are not representing you in this matter, we appreciate the opportunity to review your case, and we wish you the best possible outcome.  Please feel free to contact us again should the need arise.