California Labor &
Employment Law Blog
Mar 29, 2010

Proposed California Legislation Clarifying Class Actions Dies

Topics: Class Actions, New Laws & Legislation

It appears that the proposed bill regarding changes to California's class action procedures - ABX8 38, discussed in our March 11, 2010 posting - "died at the desk" and is now inactive. It is possible the bill became inactive because it was not deemed sufficiently related to pressing urgent and fiscal considerations facing the state. However, it is at least encouraging to know that such proposed legislation is being contemplated, which suggests that at least some concerned members of our legislature recognize that the lack of clarity and predictability in class actions could use another look. Until such legislation is actually passed, however, the status quo remains incredibly difficult for employers to navigate and the question of whether a class will be certified remains an unpredictable gamble.

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Robin Largent has a regular presence in California state and federal courts and has been lead defense counsel and appellate counsel for large and small California employers in litigation (and arbitration) ranging from individual discrimination and harassment claims to complex wage and hour representative and class actions. She also leads the firm’s appellate practice, having substantial experience and success handling appeals, writ petitions, and amicus briefs in both state and federal court on issues such as class certification (particularly in the wage and hour arena), manageability and due process concerns associated with class action trials, exempt/non-exempt misclassification issues, meal and rest break compliance, trade secret/unfair competition matters, and the scope of federal court jurisdiction under the Class Action Fairness Act.
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