Brinker Petition for Review Status
Chinese Daily News to pay $3.5 Million in Fees

Supreme Court to Review Brinker

The Supreme Court granted review today in Brinker Restaurant Corp. v. Superior Court (2008) 165 Cal.App.4th 25. Justice Werdegar was absent for this week's conference. The vote among the participating justices was 6-0 in favor of review.

10/22/2008 Petition for review granted (civil case) Werdegar, J., was absent and did not participate. Votes: George, C.J., Kennard, Baxter, Chin, Moreno, and Corrigan, JJ.

We discussed the opinion when it was published in July; we saw this review coming,

With Brinker and Cicairos presenting such starkly contrasting views on California law, with Brinker presenting so many novel ideas regarding wage and hour claims and class actions, and with so many U.S. District Court cases disagreeing with Cicairos and each other, this case looks like an outstanding candidate for Supreme Court review.

Judging from past performance under the Schwarzenegger administration, which is undoubtedly disappointed by today's decision, the DLSE enforcement memo, on the need to change policies because of Brinker, will probably stay in place until and unless a court invalidates it.


Three months of hell is over.

Verify your Comment

Previewing your Comment

This is only a preview. Your comment has not yet been posted.

Your comment could not be posted. Error type:
Your comment has been saved. Comments are moderated and will not appear until approved by the author. Post another comment

The letters and numbers you entered did not match the image. Please try again.

As a final step before posting your comment, enter the letters and numbers you see in the image below. This prevents automated programs from posting comments.

Having trouble reading this image? View an alternate.


Post a comment

Comments are moderated, and will not appear until the author has approved them.

Your Information

(Name is required. Email address will not be displayed with the comment.)