Concepcion Doesn't Affect PAGA Claims: Calif. Appeals Court

Law360, New York (June 5, 2013, 12:49 AM EDT) -- The U.S. Supreme Court’s landmark Concepcion ruling doesn't mean that an arbitration agreement can waive a worker's right to bring class claims under California's Private Attorney General Act, because Concepcion did not deal with public rights, a California appeals court ruled Tuesday.

The state appeals court partly overturned a lower court ruling granting Morgan Tire & Auto LLC's bid for arbitration in a proposed wage-and-hour class action brought by two former employees, Milton Brown and Lee Moncada. The appeals court ruling allows Morgan Tire to arbitrate the...
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