California Supreme Court Watch

Nov 07, 2017
#17-312 Esquith v. Los Angeles Unified School Dist., S244026. (B276432; nonpublished opinion; Los Angeles County Superior Court; BC591067.)

#17-312 Esquith v. Los Angeles Unified School Dist., S244026. (B276432; nonpublished opinion; Los Angeles County Superior Court; BC591067.) Petition for review after the Court of Appeal affirmed an order denying a special motion to strike in a civil action.  The court ordered briefing in Esquith 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 

See the California Court of Appeal opinion.