“It’s not a good vibe right now,” said Raman Dhillon, CEO of the California-headquartered North American Punjabi Trucking Association. He was talking about his group’s membership’s response to the news last week that a three-judge panel of the Ninth Circuit Court of Appeals had struck down a lower court’s injunction against application of California’s A.B. 5 contractor law and its ABC test’s application to trucking.
The original suit that was ruled on had been brought by the California Trucking Association, who told Overdrive it is planning to request what’s known as an en banc review, a reconsideration from the entire panel of judges in the Ninth Circuit. As previously reported, from the April 28 ruling on the injunction, CTA has 14 days to seek rehearing. If that request is denied or if the rehearing fails to change the view of the court, it will be a mere seven days from the denial or failure before the injunction lifts.