Sav-On Class Action

The big news, apparently, is that the California Supreme Court approved the certification of a class in Sav-on Drug Stores, Inc. v. Sup. Ct. (Rocher). The Times also has an article. So does the Chronicle.

Both sides respond with talking-points answers. The labor side says that, because the enforcement agencies are underfunded, this is an important decision—CLEL doesn't know how agency funding relates legally to the presence or non-presence of a procedural device. Industry responds, predictably, that this will send more jobs away from California. This talking point is losing credibility over time, when San Bernardino county's net job growth in July was almost equal to that of the entire United States.