California Supreme Court Watch

Mar 29, 2018
#18-48 Lawson v. Z.B., N.A., S246711. (D071279, D071376; 18 Cal.App.5th 705; San Diego County Superior Court; 37-2016-00005578-CU-OE-CTL.)

#18-48 Lawson v. Z.B., N.A., S246711. (D071279, D071376; 18 Cal.App.5th 705; San Diego County Superior Court; 37-2016-00005578-CU-OE-CTL.) Petition for review after the Court of Appeal granted a petition for peremptory writ of mandate. This case presents the following issue: Does a representative action under the Private Attorneys General Act of 2004 (Lab. Code, § 2698 et seq.) seeking recovery of individualized lost wages as civil penalties under Labor Code section 558 fall within the preemptive scope of the Federal Arbitration Act (9 U.S.C. § 1 et seq.)?

Review granted: 03/21/2018

See the California Court of Appeal opinion.