To do the best job possible as a mediator, arbitrator and referee, I keep up with and summarize the new published California civil cases. In this blog I discuss a new civil case that was published last month.
Actions under the Private Attorneys General Act (PAGA; Labor Code, section 2698) are regularly addressed in the new published civil cases. Last month, the Second District Court of Appeal published a new decision addressing whether a party bringing a PAGA claim is entitled to a jury trial. In the video above I briefly discuss this new case. Below is my summary of this new case.
New Employment Decision
LaFace v. Ralphs Grocery Co. (2022) _ Cal.App.5th _ , 2022 WL 498847: The Court of Appeal affirmed the trial court's judgment for defendant, following a bench trial, in plaintiff's action under the Private Attorneys General Act (PAGA; Labor Code, section 2698, et seq.). The trial court properly concluded that the PAGA action was equitable and...
In addition to my work as a mediator, arbitrator and referee, I help California lawyers easily keep up with the new case law in their practice areas by publishing California Case Summaries.
Below is a free sample of a new case summary from the newly published issue of my publication .
California Supreme Court
Lawson v. PPG Architectural Finishes, Inc. (2022) _ Cal.5th _ , 2022 WL 244731: The California Supreme Court, answering a question posed by the Ninth Circuit Court of Appeals, determined the proper method for presenting and evaluating a claim of whistleblower retaliation under Labor Code section 1102.5. Once an employee-whistleblower establishes by a preponderance of the evidence that retaliation was a contributing factor in the employee’s termination, demotion, or other...