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Marez v. Lyft, Inc. (Respondeat Superior)


If you've been injured by a rideshare company such as Lyft or Uber, contact FreewayLaw.com attorneys for a free, no obligation consultation. We only represent injured individuals, not insurance companies. The following case is NOT one of our cases, but it is of significance that we thought we should share it with our readers:


Jonathan Gaurano, driving a vehicle rented through defendant Lyft, Inc.’s (Lyft) “Express Drive program,” struck plaintiffs Sabrina Marez’s and Marissa Cruz’s (plaintiffs) vehicles and caused significant injuries. The trial court rejected plaintiffs’ argument that Lyft was liable under the doctrine of respondeat superior and granted Lyft’s motion for summary judgment. Plaintiffs appeal from that judgment, arguing Gaurano had been acting within the scope of his employment with Lyft at the time of the accident. Plaintiffs further contend the trial court abused its discretion in limiting the scope of a person most qualified (PMQ) deposition. We disagree and affirm the judgment.


Read the entire case here:

https://www.courts.ca.gov/opinions/documents/A156761.PDF

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