Category Archives: Court Decisions

The New Friedrichs case: Janus v AFSCME

Mark Janus et al v. AFSCME et al (7th Cir.) (Docket No. 16-3638) Last year everyone’s attention was focused on the Supreme Court’s opinion in the Friedrichs v. California Teachers Association (Friedrichs) case. At issue was the Supreme Court’s 1977 … Continue reading

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The State of Factfinding under the MMBA

County of Riverside v. PERB (2016) 246 Cal.App.4th 20, review denied (July 13, 2016) and San Diego Housing Commission v. PERB (2016) 246 Cal.App.4th 1, review denied (July 13, 2016) For those of you who haven’t heard, the fight over … Continue reading

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PERB Wins Round 2 on Scope of AB 646 Factfinding

County of Riverside v. PERB (4th DCA Case No. D069065) and San Diego Housing Commission v. PERB (4th DCA Case No. D066237) (Issued on 3/30/16) Today the Court of Appeal issued its long-awaited decision on the scope of AB 646 … Continue reading

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Supreme Court Affirms Friedrichs Decision

After oral argument on January 11, almost all commentators agreed that the Supreme Court was likely to overturn the Ninth Circuit’s decision in Friedrichs v. California Teachers Association (Friedrichs) and hold that public sector unions cannot compel agency fees from … Continue reading

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Friedrichs v. CTA: Oral Argument Highlights

The Supreme Court has posted a transcript of the oral argument in Friedrichs v. California Teachers Association. (Click here.) Here are some highlights. I tried to focus on arguments and comments that have not already been highlighted in the press: Is … Continue reading

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