Wednesday, June 22, 2022
Trial attorney Shannon Liss-Riordan, who sues gig companies for a living, told the Legislature to “get busy.” Labor activist Lorena Gonzalez tweeted: “Well #CALeg- Justice Sotomayor just handed huge PAGA changes to you to modify the scope of statutory standing within state & federal constitutional limits in Viking River. We are here to help!” No doubt.
The Court’s Viking decision could be a pyrrhic victory for employers. It also seems to augur more judicial pragmatism among the three liberal Justices who joined the conservative majority on a narrow ruling that lets unions and trial lawyers live to fight another day. And fight they will.
See Alaskan black fly plague post below.