Uber and Lyft actually aren't halting operations in California, after court ruling

From CNET: Lyft and Uber will not suspend their ride-hailing services in California on Thursday at midnight, after a state appeals court ruled in their favor regarding an injunction against the companies. The move follows a court order in California that requires the companies to reclassify drivers as employees.

"While we won't have to suspend operations tonight, we do need to continue fighting for independence plus benefits for drivers," said Lyft spokeswoman Julie Wood.

In a blog post on Thursday, Lyft also urged people in California to support a ballot measure that the companies are backing called Proposition 22 that aims to keep drivers as independent contractors. In all, Uber and Lyft -- along with Doordash, Postmates and Instacart -- have put $110 million behind the measure. The proposition is up for vote in California in November.

Earlier in the day, Lyft said it was prepared to shut down in the state, likely its largest market.

"As a result of a court order, we'll be suspending rideshare throughout California at 11:59 PM PT on Thursday, August 20," the company said in an update on its website. "We did everything we could to prevent this from happening and keep Lyft available for you, but it wasn't possible to overhaul our business model and operations in ten days."

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