SAN FRANCISCO – A Texas man has filed a class-action complaint against a San Francisco-based company alleging it shut down operations without adequately warning its workers.
David Thornton filed a complaint on behalf of a class of similarly situated persons on June 9 in the U.S. District Court for the Northern District of California against Lyft Inc. alleging violation of the Worker Adjustment Retraining Notification Act.
According to the complaint, the plaintiff alleges that he lost his job and source of income when the defendant terminated its Austin, Texas operation in May. The plaintiff holds Lyft Inc. responsible because the defendant allegedly did not provide 60 days' notice prior to closing as required by the WARN Act.
The plaintiff requests a trial by jury and seeks injunctive and declaratory relief, statutory damages, interest, all legal fees and any other relief as this court deems just. He is represented by Michael L. Slack and John R. Davis of Slack & Davis LLP in Austin, Texas and Thomas J. Brandi and Brian J. Malloy of The Brandi Law Firm in San Francisco.
U.S. District Court for the Northern District of California Case number 3:16-cv-03135-SK