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Antelope Valley Press v. Poizner, B198139

In a case considering whether, for purposes of worker's compensation insurance, persons who made deliveries of newspapers for a newspaper publisher were independent contractors or employees, the court of appeals finds that the specific facts of this case and relevant case law supported a conclusion that the carriers were employees, and not independent contractors.

Appellate Information

  • Decided 04/30/2008
  • Published 04/30/2008




  • California Court of Appeal


  • For Appellant:
  • Law Offices of Patrick J. Sullivan and Patrick J. Sullivan;  Zinser Law Firm, L. Michael Zinser and Glenn E. Plosa, Nashville, TN, for Plaintiff and Appellant.

  • For Appellees:
  • Edmund G. Brown Jr., Attorney General, Felix Leatherwood and Philip C. Griffin, Deputy Attorneys General, for Defendants and Respondents., Robert W. Daneri, Charles W. Savage, San Francisco, Betty R. Quarles, Monterey Park, and Isabel C. Lallana for Respondent and Real Party in Interest, State Compensation Insurance Fund.
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