Attorney(s) appearing for the Case
Akin Gump Strauss Hauer & Feld, Rex S. Heinke, Johanna R. Shargel; Morrison & Foerster and Karen J. Kubin for Petitioners.
Sheppard, Mullin, Richter & Hampton, Richard J. Simmons, Julie A. Dunne and Guylyn R. Cummins for California Restaurant Association, Employers Group, California Hospital Association, California Retailers Association, National Council of Chain Restaurants and National Retail Federation as Amici Curiae on behalf of Petitioners.
William B. Sailer for California Employment Law Council as Amicus Curiae on behalf of Petitioners.
Greenberg Traurig, Gregory F. Hurley and Stacey Herter for National Association of Theatre Owners of California/Nevada, Inc., as Amicus Curiae on behalf of Petitioners.
No appearance for Respondent.
Lorens & Associates, L. Tracee Lorens, Robert D. Wilson III, Wayne A. Hughes; Cohelan & Khoury, Timothy D. Cohelan, Michael D. Singer, Christopher A. Olsen; The Turley Law Firm, William Turley; Furth, Lehmann & Grant, The Furth Firm, Frederick P. Furth, Jessica L. Grant; Schubert & Reed, Schubert Jonckheer Kolbe & Kralowec, Robert C. Schubert and Kimberly A. Kralowec for Real Parties in Interest.
Weinberg, Roger & Rosenfeld, David A. Rosenfeld, William A. Sokol, Theodore Franklin, Patricia M. Gates; and Miles E. Locker for Alameda County Central Labor Council, Contra Costa County Central Labor Council, Northern California Carpenters Regional Council, SEIU United Healthcare Workers-West and South Bay Central Labor Council as Amici Curiae on behalf of Real Parties in Interest.
Cynthia L. Rice and Jennifer Ambacher for California Rural Legal Assistance Foundation as Amicus Curiae on behalf of Real Parties in Interest.
Court of Appeals of California, Fourth District, Division One.
NARES, Acting P. J.
In this action involving alleged violations of laws governing rest and meal breaks, we are presented with the following question: Did the trial court err in certifying this matter as a class action without first determining the elements of plaintiffs and real parties in interest Adam Hohnbaum, Illya Haase, Romeo Osorio, Amanda June Rader and Santana Alvarado's (collectively plaintiffs) claims against defendants Brinker...
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