The District of Connecticut recently ruled that a taxi cab driver with “canine phobia” and his father were independent contractors, not employees, thus defeating their ADA claims brought against their former employer. The claims stemmed from both men’s termination of employment from Yellow Cab after the son refused to take an assigned passenger with a service dog and the two were later arrested, charged with interfering with police, refusal to accommodate a service dog and misuse of 911 system. The full text of the opinion can be read here.