California Supreme Court Watch

May 22, 2018
#18-69 Duchan v. Los Angeles Unified School Dist., S247573. (B279524; nonpublished opinion; Los Angeles County Superior Court; BC591524.)

#18-69 Duchan v. Los Angeles Unified School Dist., S247573. (B279524; nonpublished opinion; Los Angeles County Superior Court; BC591524.) Petition for review after the Court of Appeal affirmed an order granting in part 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?

Review Granted/Briefing Deferred: 05/16/2018

See the California Court of Appeal opinion.