​Issue: Class Certification Standards
Court: Supreme Court of California

Question Presented:
Whether a trial court considering a motion for class certification must determine the correct substantive law when one proposed legal standard would permit the case to be adjudicated with common evidence, while the other would require individualized inquiries to resolve the case.

RLC's Position:
The RLC joined a letter brief asking the California Supreme Court to grant the employer's petition for review of class certification standards regarding commonality in the "suitable seating" context.

Case Outcome:
The Supreme Court of California denied the petition for review.

Procedural History and Case Documents:

  • Petition for review filed June 2014
  • Answer to petition filed July 2014
  • Petition denied August 2014
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