Grubhub squared off with a former driver, Raef Lawson, in the nation’s first-ever gig economy misclassification trial in late 2017, leading to a victory for Grubhub in February 2018. Things took a turn for the worse in April 2018 when the California Supreme Court dropped a bombshell and changed the misclassification standard with its infamous Dynamex decision, which ushered in the notorious ABC test, and Lawson’s attorneys quickly pounced and argued that he should now be declared the victor given the new standard. Lawson filed an appeal with the 9th Circuit Court of Appeals and filed his opening brief in November 2018, and Grubhub filed its Response in January.
Late Friday afternoon, Lawson filed his Reply brief. This should be the last substantive filing in the case before oral argument and what promises to a blockbuster decision by the 9th Circuit Court of Appeals.
Dynamex Should Apply Retroactively
Dynamex Applies To Reimbursement Claims
Lawson Wins Under The ABC Test