Bloomberg Law
Free Newsletter Sign Up
Login
BROWSE
Bloomberg Law
Welcome
Login
Advanced Search Go
Free Newsletter Sign Up

Swift Keeps Win in Truckers’ Meal, Rest Breaks Case on Appeal

Nov. 23, 2022, 6:28 PM

Federal preemption of California meal and rest break rules prevents former Swift Transportation Co. of Arizona LLC truck drivers from pursuing complaints filed before the preemption decision was made, the Ninth Circuit said Wednesday.

The truckers argued that the lower court’s grant of summary judgment in favor of the transportation company should be overturned because there’s a presumption against retroactive application of laws. But the agency behind the preemption “clearly expressed its intent to act retroactively,” the US Court of Appeals for the Ninth Circuit said.

Congress meant for the Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration to have the power ...