A federal judge has taken under advisement the California Trucking Association’s request for a preliminary injunction enjoining California’s enforcement of its new AB 5 statute for determining independent contractor status. After a widely anticipated hearing in San Diego on January 13, 2020, U.S. District Judge Roger Benitez, while not issuing a ruling, did extend the temporary restraining order he issued on December 31, 2019. The order stopped the state’s planned implementation of the law, which had been set to go into effect on January 1, 2020, and seemed to show a leaning toward the argument by the CTA that AB 5 is preempted by federal law.