AM. AIRLINES, INC. v. SUPERIOR COURT OF THE STATE OF CALIFORNIA FOR THE COUNTY OF LOS ANGELES (DIMARCO), B162513
Neither California nor federal law recognizes a union member communication privilege, and Evidence Code section 911 mandates that courts are not free to create new evidentiary privileges. Trial court must therefore grant plaintiff's motion to compel answers to deposition questions.
- Decided 12/29/2003
- Published 12/29/2003
- California Court of Appeal
- For Appellant:
- Morgan, Lewis & Bockius, Susan G. Fillichio, Robert Jon Hendricks, Los Angeles, and Dominick C. Capozzola for Petitioners., Schwartz, Steinsapir, Dohrmann & Sommers, Henry M. Willis and D. William Heine, Los Angeles, for Real Party in Interest., Littler Mendelson and Garry G. Mathiason, San Francisco, for AIRCON, Chamber of Commerce of the United States and LPA, Inc., on behalf of Petitioners., Law Offices of Carroll & Scully, Donald C. Carroll and Charles P. Scully II, San Francisco, for California Labor Federation, AFL-CIO, on behalf of Real Party in Interest.
- For Appellees:
- No appearance for Respondent.