No. S168950.

48 Cal.4th 760 (2010)

L. RICHARD RUNYON, Plaintiff and Appellant, v. BOARD OF TRUSTEES OF THE CALIFORNIA STATE UNIVERSITY et al., Defendants and Respondents.

Supreme Court of California.

May 3, 2010.

Attorney(s) appearing for the Case

Ganz & Gorsline, Philip J. Ganz, Jr., and Laurie Susan Gorsline for Plaintiff and Appellant.

Schoville & Arnell, Dennis A. Schoville, Louis G. Arnell; Boudreau Williams and Jon R. Williams for David Ohton as Amicus Curiae on behalf of Plaintiff and Appellant.

Law Office of David J. Duchrow; David J. Duchrow; Law Offices of Marc Coleman and Marc Coleman for California Employment Lawyers Association as Amicus Curiae on behalf of Plaintiff and Appellant.

Horvitz & Levy, Jeremy B. Rosen, James A. Sonne; Goldman, Magdalin & Krikes and Robert W. Conti for Defendants and Respondents.



When an employee of the California State University (CSU) claims he or she suffered retaliation for making a protected disclosure under the California Whistleblower Protection Act (the Act) (Gov. Code, § 8547 et seq.),1 and CSU, after an internal investigation, rejects the employee's claim of retaliation, must the employee obtain a writ of mandate...

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