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Workers pressing their cases in court must also push lawmakers for a change at the Supreme Court or legislation to improve their lot, said Katherine Stone, an employment law professor at the University of California at Los Angeles. (AP Photo)

(Bloomberg) – Sharing economy workers’ best shot at suing to rewrite the rules of their employment may soon pass them by.

With judges poised Thursday to consider settlements that will leave Uber Technologies Inc. and Lyft Inc. drivers as independent contractors, two of the biggest names in the on-demand economy will avoid policy changes that would force them to rethink their business models.

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