Calif. Beats Uber, Postmates' Constitutional Fight Over AB 5

Law360 (September 18, 2020, 10:11 PM EDT) -- Uber, Postmates and gig-economy workers can't prove they were unconstitutionally targeted by a new California law that raised the bar for workers to be legally classified as independent contractors, a federal judge said Friday, finding there wasn't any animus or favoritism behind the law's enactment.

U.S. District Judge Dolly M. Gee granted most of the state's motion to dismiss an amended suit from Uber Technologies Inc., Postmates Inc. and individual drivers Lydia Olson and Miguel Perez seeking to invalidate Assembly Bill 5 on constitutional grounds. However, they have another shot at amending their equal protection, due process and contracts clause claims...

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