Journal of Commerce--A federal judge's ruling for FedEx in a series of lawsuits claiming the company misclassified package drivers as independent contractors strikes a serious blow to attempts to have the workers labeled as company employees.

U.S. District Judge Robert Miller of Indiana late Tuesday dismissed 20 of 28 class-action cases from around the country against FedEx, giving strong legal backing to FedEx Ground and its business model built on the use of contractors. Read more!