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California Supreme Court Adopts New Definition of Independent Contractor

Posted May 9, 2018

The Court has adopted a more stringent ABC test to determine whether a worker is an employee or a contractor. This will make it more difficult for employers to classify workers as independent contractors, affecting businesses in the ‘gig’ economy. See PBS, NYT

California Sues EPA to Keep States Stricter Fuel-Efficiency Standards

Posted May 9, 2018

California and more than a dozen other states are suing the EPA over Director Pruitt’s recent rollback of emission standards. The states allege that the EPA is failing to follow its own regulations and the Clean Air Act. See CA Governor, Forbes

Appellate Court Finds Prosecutor Bias Against Gay Jurors

Posted May 9, 2018

The California Third District Court of Appeal found that prosecutors improperly removed two gay jurors from a criminal panel. The prosecutors argued that the jurors might be biased against the victim, a closeted gay man. The Court found that the bias was based solely on the jurors’ sexuality in this case of first impression for California. See The Recorder (paywall), Lambda Legal , Lambda Amicus