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Rankin v. Longs Drug Stores California, Inc., D052124

Although drug store chain violated California's Labor Code section 432.7 by asking prospective employees whether they had been convicted of drug offenses in the preceding seven years, it is relieved of liability under abatement principles, because the Combat Methamphetamine Epidemic Act now expressly authorizes drug stores to pose such questions to their applicants "notwithstanding State law."

Appellate Information

  • Decided 01/06/2009
  • Published 01/06/2009

Judges

  • McDONALD, J.

Court

  • California Court of Appeal

Counsel

  • For Appellant:
  • Law Office of Terry J. Chapko, Terry J. Chapko;  Goldstein, Demchak, Baller, Borgen & Dardarian, David Borgen, Laura L. Ho, Oakland, Heather Mills, Los Angeles;  Bohm, Matsen, Kegel & Aguilera and A. Eric Aguilera for Plaintiff and Appellant.

  • For Appellees:
  • Orrick, Herrington & Sutcliffe, Timothy J. Long, Sacramento, Michael D. Weil, San Francisco, and Mary K. DuBose, Sacramento, for Defendant and Respondent.
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