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Ted Boutrous Gibson, Dunn & Crutcher’s Theodore Boutrous Jr. Credit: Diego Radzinschi/ALM

State appellate justices on Tuesday pushed back on arguments by Uber and Lyft that a trial court judge abused his discretion by issuing a preliminary injunction—now stayed—forcing the ride-hailing companies to classify their drivers as employees.

During an online hearing, Associate Justice Jon Streeter of the First District Court of Appeal said the companies never responded to San Francisco Superior Court Judge Ethan Schulman’s questions about what a narrow injunction—perhaps one that only affected frequent drivers—might look like.

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Cheryl Miller

Cheryl Miller, based in Sacramento, covers the state legislature and emerging industries, including autonomous vehicles and marijuana. She authors the weekly cannabis newsletter Higher Law. Contact her at [email protected]. On Twitter: @CapitalAccounts

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