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The trucking industry might have found a way to navigate around California’s Assembly Bill 5. A state court judge ruled Wednesday that federal law preempted the statute seeking to install a tighter test for employee classification. Although some attorneys argue the ruling won’t have any bearing on gig economy companies’ challenges to AB5, others say the decision shows that the law’s wheels are about to come off.

Alaina Lancaster

Alaina Lancaster, based in San Francisco, covers disruptive trends and technologies shaping the future of law. She authors the weekly legal futurist newsletter What's Next. Contact her at alancaster@alm.com. On Twitter: @a_lancaster3

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