Monthly Archives: October 2012

California Appellate Court Reverses Order Denying Class Certification of Newspaper Home Delivery Carriers’ Independent Contractor Misclassification Claims

In Ayala v. Antelope Valley Newspapers, Inc., Cal. Ct. App. Case No. B235484 (Certified for Publication Oct. 17, 2012), the plaintiffs had sought from the trial court an order certifying a class of newspaper home delivery carriers in a lawsuit … Continue reading

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California Court of Appeal Declines to Order Parties to Arbitration Where Employees’ Dispute Fell Outside Scope of Arbitration Agreement

In yet another appellate decision precluding arbitration of employment claims, Elijahjuan v. Superior Ct., Case No. BC441598 (Filed Oct. 17, 2012), the California Court of Appeal reiterated that while “California law, like federal law, favors enforcement of valid arbitration agreements,” … Continue reading

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California Court of Appeal Denies Employer’s Motion to Compel Arbitration Where Employee Did Not Sign Arbitration Agreement (Although She Led Her Employer to Believe She Did)

In Gorlach v. The Sports Club Co., Case No. B233672 (2nd Dist. Cal. Ct. App. Oct. 16, 2012), the California Court of Appeal denied the defendants’ motion to compel arbitration, finding that there was no evidence that the plaintiff agreed … Continue reading

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California Appellate Court Approves Nearly $2.25 Million Jury Verdict in Sexual Harassment Case

In an unpublished opinion, Moran v. Qwest Communs. Int’l, 2012 Cal. App. Unpub. LEXIS 6269 (Aug. 27, 2012), the California Court of Appeal approved a nearly $2.25 million jury verdict in favor of the plaintiff, finding the defendants—plaintiff’s employer, Qwest … Continue reading

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