Employers Could Gain Leverage In Calif. Court Costs Fight

Law360, San Diego (October 21, 2013, 10:52 PM EDT) -- The California Supreme Court last week accepted a disability bias case against a fire district in order to consider whether a prevailing employer needs to show a state-law employment suit was frivolous before it can recover litigation costs, and lawyers say a finding that such proof is unnecessary would give employers leverage in settling worker disputes.

The state high court on Wednesday granted a retired Chino Valley, Calif., fire captain’s petition for review after a California appeals court in July affirmed that defendants that prevail in...
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