California Supreme Court Watch

Nov 07, 2017
#17-311 Bonni v. St. Joseph Health System, S244148. (G052367; 13 Cal.App.5th 851; Orange County Superior Court; 30-2014-00758655.)

#17-311 Bonni v. St. Joseph Health System, S244148. (G052367; 13 Cal.App.5th 851; Orange County Superior Court; 30-2014-00758655.) Petition for review after the Court of Appeal reversed an order granting a special motion to strike in a civil action.  The court ordered briefing in Bonni deferred pending decision in Wilson v. Cable News Network, Inc., S239686 (#17-83), which presents the following issue: In deciding whether an employee’s claims for discrimination, retaliation, wrongful termination, and defamation arise from protected activity for purposes of a special motion to strike (Code of Civ. Proc., § 425.16), what is the relevance of an allegation that the employer acted with a discriminatory or retaliatory motive?

Review granted/briefing deferred: 11/01/2017

View the California Court of Appeal opinion.