California Supreme Court activity for the week of February 14, 2011

The California Supreme Court held its (usually) weekly conference on February 16, 2011.  Notable results include:

  • Petition for Review denied in Villacres v. ABM Industries, 189 Cal. App. 4th 562 (2010) [PAGA claims precluded when underlying claims released in prior settlement];
  • Petition for Review denied in Bright v. 99¢ Only Stores, 189 Cal. App. 4th 1472 (2010) [PAGA penalties available for violation of wage order suitable seating requirement], discussed on this blog here.

I am slightly surprised by the decision not to review Villacres, considering only the strength of the dissent in that decision.