U.S. Supreme Court

Case Status


Docket Number


Cert. Denied


Questions Presented

1. Whether the Ninth Circuit correctly held—like the Eleventh Circuit, but contrary to decisions from this Court and the First and Seventh Circuits—that a state law of general applicability is not preempted by the FAAAA unless it “binds” a motor carrier to “specific” prices, routes, or services.

2. Whether the Ninth Circuit correctly held—like the Third Circuit, but contrary to the First, Second, Fifth, Seventh, and Eleventh Circuits—that the FAAAA’s use of the terms “price, route, or service” refers only to “point-to-point transport.”

3. Whether the Ninth Circuit correctly held that California’s wage and labor laws, which prohibit motor carriers from using industry-standard incentive-based pay structures, are not preempted by the FAAAA, in conflict with the First Circuit’s holding that Massachusetts’s wage and labor laws, which similarly restrain the way that motor carriers incentivize their drivers, are preempted by the FAAAA.

Case Updates

Cert. petition denied

June 04, 2018

U.S. Chamber urges Supreme Court to review whether FAAAA preempts the application of California’s meal and rest break and minimum wage laws to interstate trucking companies

March 09, 2018

Click here to view the amicus brief filed jointly by the U.S. Chamber, Airlines for America, and Retail Industry Leaders Association.

Collin O’Connor Udell and Sherry L. Swieca of Jackson Lewis P.C. served as co-counsel for the amici.

Case Documents