Our History


Past Decisions, Cases and Rulings

Published Appellate Decisions


Cramer vs. Superior Court of Los Angeles (2005) 130 Cal.App.4th 42
     Class action involving court reporters who sought to include certain transcript fees in calculations for pensions.

Ogborn vs. City of Lancaster
(2002) 101 Cal.App.4th 448
     Governmental immunities under 42 U.S.C. Section 1983 and the California Tort Claims Act.

Jensen vs. Wells Fargo Bank (2000) 85 Cal.App.4th 245
     Duty of employer to engage in interactive process in disability accommodation under the Fair Employment and Housing Act.

Johnson vs. City of Loma Linda (2000) 24 Cal.4th 61
      Exhaustion of judicial remedies for public employees claiming discrimination.

Catanese v. Superior Court (Ray) (1996) 46 Cal.App. 4th 1159
     Discovery issues.

Sheppard vs. North Orange County Regional Occupational Center (2010) 191 Cal.App. 4th 289
     Public sector employees protected by minimum wage laws; public entities subject to Labor code; public employees may sue for breach of contract for wages earned.


Amicus Briefs
Written on behalf of CELA

Schifando vs. City of Los Angeles
(2003) 31 Cal.4th 1074
     Public employees are not required to exhaust employer's administrative procedures before suing in court under the Fair Employment and Housing Act.

Carter vs. California Department of Veteran's Affairs (2006) 38 Cal.4th 914
     Employers are liable under the Fair Employment and Housing Act for harassment of their employees by non-employees.

Runyon vs. Board of Trustees of the California State University (2010) 48 Cal.4th 760
     Whistle-blower exhaustion issues