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California Court of Appeal

Air Couriers Int'l v. Employment Dev. Dep't, C050978

In case where plaintiffs-employers sued the EDD to recover employment taxes it paid for its drivers, arguing the drivers were independent contractors, judgment for defendant is affirmed over claims that: 1) the trial court employed the wrong standard; 2) no substantial evidence supported the court's finding of employment status; and 3) the court abused its discretion in holding plaintiffs liable for penalties.

Appellate Information

  • Decided 04/12/2007
  • Published 05/14/2007


  • RAYE, J.


  • California Court of Appeal


  • For Appellant:
  • Dennis L. Perez, Hochman, Salkin, Rettig, Toscher & Perez, Beverly Hills, CA, for Plaintiffs and Appellants.

  • For Appellees:
  • Steven J. Green, Office of the State Attorney General, Sacramento, CA, for Defendants and Respondents.
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