Cal Supreme Court denies review of huge punitive damages award

March 14, 2014 | By ANASTASIA BODEN

Yesterday the California Supreme Court denied review in Asahi Pharma Corp. v. Actelion.  Pacific Legal Foundation had submitted a brief urging the Court to review and overturn the Court of Appeal’s decision—which resulted in one of the biggest punitive damages awards in California history. … ...


Washington Supreme Court affirms it doesn’t like arbitration clauses

September 12, 2013 | By ANASTASIA BODEN

Today the Washington Supreme Court issued an opinion in Hill v. Garda, which, unsurprisingly, demonstrated the lasting contempt among courts for arbitration agreements.  In Hill, a group of Garda employees brought a lawsuit against Garda for purported wage and hour violations.  Garda asked the district court to compel arbitration pursuant to an a ...


PLF counsels the Council to not use race

February 12, 2013 | By JOSHUA THOMPSON

PLF and our friends at the Center for Equal Opportunity (CEO) frequently send letters to local governments that are considering whether to adopt discriminatory race- and sex- based contracting preferences.   These letters urge local governments to refrain from classifying individuals on the basis of race.   Local construction contracts should g ...


President's weekly report — January 5, 2013

January 04, 2013 | By ROB RIVETT

Individual Rights — Equality Under the Law Project Shelby County v. Holder on Jan. 2, 2013.  Back in the early years of the civil rights movement, federal oversight of southern voting practices was a sad necessity in order to ensure that all citizens were given a fair opportunity to freely exercise their right to vote.  … ...