Month: May 2018

Dynamex Operations West, Inc. v. Superior Court, No. S222732 (4/30/18) The Supreme Court resolved a hotly-litigated issue that broadly impacts California residents, an issue left unresolved in Ayala v. Antelope Valley Newspapers, Inc. (2014) 59 Cal.4th 522: the standard for classifying workers as employees or independent contractors for purposes of California wage orders, which impose […]Continue reading

Facebook, Inc. v. Superior Court (Hunter), Case No. S230051 (5/24/18) Criminal defendants served Facebook, Instagram, and Twitter with subpoenas seeking public and private communications, including any deleted posts or messages, from the social media accounts of the homicide victim and a prosecution witness. The providers asserted the Stored Communications Act (18 U.S.C. § 2701 et […]Continue reading

Redfearn v. Trader Joe’s Co., B270487 (2nd Dist., 2/27/18) Wayne Redfearn was the largest shareholder of Caliper, a food broker that successfully introduced clients to Trader Joe’s. A Trader Joe’s executive allegedly smeared Redfearn to his clients by, among other things, falsely accusing Redfearn of spreading rumors that Trader Joe’s solicits and pays bribes in […]Continue reading