- Tuesday, May 21, 2019
On Friday, May 3, 2019, the Central District of California entered an order dismissing the meal and rest break claims of the plaintiff and absent class based on the December 28, 2018 decision from the FMCSA preempting the California meal and rest break rules as they apply to interstate drivers. See Ayala v. U.S. Xpress Enterprises, Inc. et al., Case No. EDCV 16-137-GW(KKx). Despite the plaintiff’s challenges to the FMCSA’s decision, the district court reasoned that it lacked authority to make any determination regarding the merits of the FMCSA’s decision. It could only enforce it.