HOPKINS V. BCI COCA-COLA
Court: U.S. Court of Appeals for the Ninth Circuit
The RLC joined a brief asking the Ninth Circuit to affirm the lower court’s decision that, pursuant to the valid arbitration agreement between the parties, the Plaintiff’s Private Attorney General Act (PAGA) claims must be resolved through arbitration on an individual, rather than a class wide, basis. If overturned, the decision would erode the benefits of arbitration as an alternative to litigation.
The Ninth Circuit reversed and remanded the case to the district court.
Procedural History and Case Documents:
- Oral arguments heard June 2015
- Ninth Circuit Decision issued February 2016