When Brinker And The FAAAA Collide, Fed. Law Reigns

Law360, New York (August 7, 2012, 1:48 PM EDT) -- In a significant decision for transportation companies operating in California, a federal district court judge recently dismissed a putative class action brought by truck drivers who alleged meal and rest break violations under California law.

In Campbell et al v. Vitran Express Inc., No. CV-11-05029-RGK (SHx) (June 8, 2012), Judge R. Gary Klausner found that, as a matter of law, the Federal Aviation Administration Authorization Act (FAAAA) preempts claims based on California’s unique meal and rest break laws.

While this is not the first decision from...
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