If you have been following the recent opinions concerning meal period and rest period class actions, you might also want to follow the progress in Savaglio v. Wal-Mart Stores, Inc., the largest such case yet tried in California. The appeal is fully briefed, and the First Appellate District has granted numerous requests for leave to file amicus briefs, which were filed on July 21, 2008. Today is the last day the court will entertain applications to file an amicus/amici curiae brief.
The following applications for permission to file an amicus/amici curiae brief in support of plaintiffs/respondents/cross-appellants Andrea Savaglio et al. are granted: (1) Asian Pacific American Legal Center of Southern California et al., (2) La Raza Centro Legal and Equal Rights Advocates, (3), California Employment Lawyers Association, and (4) Alameda County Central Labor Council et al. The following applications for permission to file an amicus/amici curiae brief in support of defendants/appellants/cross-respondents Wal-Mart Stores, Inc. et al. are granted: (1) Employers Group et al., (2) Chamber of Commerce of the United States of America, (3) Retail Industry Leaders Association, (4) California Employment Law Council, and (5) Civil Justice Association of California. The clerk of this court is directed to concurrently file this order and the proffered briefs. Any further applications to file an amicus/amici curiae brief must be filed no later than August 1, 2008.
An oral argument waiver notice went out on Tuesday. We doubt that the litigants will be waiving oral argument in this case. We previously discussed the case in several posts, which can be found here, here, here and here.