California Cases To Watch in 2014

January 1, 2014 – In The News

David F. Faustman and Yesenia M. Gallegos were featured in the Law360 article "California Cases To Watch in 2014." While the full text can be found in the January 1, 2014, issue of the Law360, a synopsis is noted below.

In a case that could lead to more arbitration agreements by employers and fewer class actions by workers, the California Supreme Court will consider whether the U.S. Supreme Court’s landmark Concepcion decision allows class waivers in state employment disputes in Arshavir Iskanian v. CLS Transportation Los Angeles LLC.

The state high court in 2012 accepted Iskanian’s petition for review of a ruling that sent his proposed wage-and-hour class action to arbitration because he had signed an arbitration agreement with a class action waiver. The case is expected to be argued and decided in 2014.

CLS is represented in the case by David F. Faustman and Yesenia M. Gallegos.