PAGA Suits Immune From Concepcion Ruling: Calif. Court

Law360, New York (July 13, 2011, 4:13 PM EDT) -- A California appeals court on Tuesday ruled that a former Ralphs Grocery Co. employee could pursue Private Attorney General Act claims despite having waived the right in a contract, finding a recent U.S. Supreme Court decision on class action waivers not applicable to PAGA suits.

In a 2-1 decision, the Second Appellate District found that the high court's decision in AT&T Mobility Inc. v. Concepcion did not bar Terri Brown, a former security guard for Ralphs, from proceeding with employment claims against the grocery company under...
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