Justices Nix Bridgestone Bid To Topple Calif. PAGA Ruling

Law360, New York (June 1, 2015, 3:30 PM EDT) -- The U.S. Supreme Court on Monday refused to hear Bridgestone Retail Operations LLC’s bid to overturn a California Supreme Court ruling that found Private Attorneys General Act claims cannot be waived in employment arbitration agreements, letting stand a precedent established by the landmark Iskanian ruling.

In a Monday order list, the Supreme Court denied Bridgestone’s Jan. 5 petition for writ of certiorari in a wage-and-hour class action, seeking review of a state high court ruling that found the Federal Arbitration Act allows for class claims brought “on behalf of the state” under PAGA.

Bridgestone argued that the decision conflicts with the Supreme...

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