California Supreme Court Watch

Jan 24, 2018
#18-22 Melamed v. Cedars-Sinai Medical Center, S245420. (B263095; nonpublished opinion; Los Angeles County Superior Court; BC551415.)

#18-22 Melamed v. Cedars-Sinai Medical Center, S245420. (B263095; nonpublished opinion; Los Angeles County Superior Court; BC551415.) 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 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?

GMSR represents Cedars-Sinai Medical Center in this matter.

Review granted: 01/17/2018

See the California Court of Appeal opinion.

See the Petition for Review.