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Harris v. Investors' Bus. Daily, B178428

In a wage-and-hour class action, orders sustaining a demurrer to cause of action under Business and Professions Code section 17200 and granting summary adjudication of labor law claims are reversed where: 1) a federal FLSA claim may serve as the predicate act for a section 17200 cause of action; 2) plaintiff telemarketers did not earn commissions sufficient to exempt them from California overtime laws; and 3) defendants unlawfully deducted points plaintiffs had earned from sales if a customer later cancelled the subscription.

Appellate Information

  • Decided 03/29/2006
  • Published 03/29/2006

Judges

  • EPSTEIN, P.J.

Court

  • California Court of Appeal

Counsel

  • For Appellant:
  • Thierman Law Firm, Mark R. Thierman;  Law Offices of Eric M. Epstein, Eric M. Epstein, Los Angeles;  Hoffman & Lazear, H. Tim Hoffman and Arthur Lazear, Oakland, for Plaintiff and Appellant.

  • For Appellees:
  • Law Office of Marjorie G. Fuller, Marjorie G. Fuller, Fullerton, Vicki Marolt Buchanan;  Silver & Freedman, Belle C. Mason, Los Angeles, and Stephen M. Bernardo, for Defendant and Respondent.
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