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Class Certification Was Properly Denied In Outside Sales Exemption Case

Duran v. U.S. Bank Nat’l Ass’n, 19 Cal. App. 5th 630 (2018) Samuel Duran and Matt Fitzsimmons filed this wage-and-hour class action challenging the Bank’s classification of its business banking officers as exempt employees under the outside salesperson exemption. The trial court denied class certification after concluding plaintiffs had failed to carry their burden of … Continue Reading

Late-Payment Penalty Claim Is Subject To Three-Year Statute Of Limitations

Pineda v. Bank of America, 50 Cal. 4th 1389 (2010) Although plaintiff Jorge A. Pineda gave two weeks’ notice of his resignation from Bank of America, the bank did not pay him his final wages on his last day of employment, as required by Cal. Labor Code § 202, but instead paid him four days … Continue Reading

Supreme Court Clarifies Liability on Waiting Time Penalties

On November 18, the California Supreme Court in Pineda v. Bank of America, No. S170758 (Cal. Nov. 18, 2010) (pdf) clarified two issues regarding so-called “waiting time penalties” (i.e., penalties under California Labor Code Section 203 associated with the late payment of final wages upon termination of employment). First, the Court ruled that a three-year statute … Continue Reading

Disgorgement Of Profits Is Not An Appropriate Remedy In Individual Unfair Competition Claim

Korea Supply Co. v. Lockheed Martin Corp., 29 Cal. 4th 1134 (2003) Korea Supply Company (KSC) sued Lockheed Martin for violation of California‘s Unfair Competition Law (UCL) and for interference with prospective economic relations after Lockheed Martin’s predecessor, Loral Corporation, was awarded a contract to provide military equipment to the Republic of Korea. KSC alleged … Continue Reading

Subcontractor Could Not Recover On Quantum Meruit Theory After Admitting Existence Of Contract

Valerio v. Andrew Youngquist Constr., 103 Cal. App. 4th 1264 (2002) Andrew Youngquist Construction (a general contractor doing business as Birtcher Construction Services) solicited bids from subcontractors to build the Brenden Theater complex in Vacaville. Birtcher awarded Valerio the painting subcontract on the condition that he submit a performance bond. Valerio began working on the … Continue Reading
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