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Kim v. Reins: Another PAGA Wrench Thrown Into the Settlement Finish Line for Employers

On March 12, 2020, the California Supreme Court issued its highly anticipated decision in Kim v. Reins….

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Show Me the Money! –Ninth Circuit Clarifies CAFA Standards

In Arias v. Residence Inn by Marriott, the Ninth Circuit clarified and reiterated standards related to the…

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Good For the Goose and Gander: Is California’s Ban on Non-Competes Limited to Employment Contracts?

So-called “non-compete” agreements have been banned under California Business and Professions Code section 16600 for many years,…

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California Supreme Court Deflates Ascertainability Requirement for Class Certification

Recently, in Noel v. Thrifty Payless, Inc., the California Supreme Court relaxed the ascertainability requirement for class…

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Federal Court of Appeals Rules in Favor of Enforcing Arbitration Agreements

The Ninth Circuit Court of Appeals, which handles appeals from all California federal courts, recently delivered a…

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