Weeden v. Hoffman (2021) 70 Cal.App.5th 269. This is a SLAPP case. Real estate buyers filed an action to quiet title, slander of title, and other theories. The court found that with one exception the SLAPP motion should have been denied because the claims arose from protected activity in enforcing a judgment and litigation related activity. The buyer also showed a probability of prevailing on most of the causes of action. The slander of title claim, however, could not survive the SLAPP motion because it was a tort claim to which the litigation privilege applied.
Williams v. RGIS, LLC (2021) 70 Cal.App.5th 445. This was a case which was brought as a PAGA claim, and the employer sought to compel arbitration of the claim. The court found that under case law from the Supreme Court of California, individual employees could not contractually waive their right to bring an action under PAGA and this ruling by the State Supreme Court was not preempted by the Federal Arbitration Act or in subsequent case law from the United States Supreme Court.
Gregory L. McCoy