California is suing Uber and Lyft, accusing the ride-hailing companies of misclassifying their drivers (UBER, LYFT)
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California lawmakers filed a lawsuit against Uber and Lyft on Tuesday. 

A consortium of city attorneys from the state's largest cities accused the firms of misclassifying their workers as contractors in order to avoid paying some benefits. 

In response, Uber said it would fight the action in court, while Lyft said it would work with the state to find a solution. 

The state cited a law passed in September, which restricts which employees companies may classify as...

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