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Cornejo v. Lightbourne, C070704

Dismissal of plaintiff's action for damages for violations of the California Whistleblower Protection Act (WPA) is reversed and remanded, where: 1) the WPA is not subject to the Government Claims Act because it has a comprehensive administrative procedure that satisfies the purposes of the presentation procedure in the Claims Act; 2) the trial court erred in concluding that plaintiff was required to file a claim before filing suit; 3) the trial court erred in concluding that the limitations period for actions subject to the claims presentation requirement had expired; and 4) defendant's remaining arguments fail.

Appellate Information

  • Decided 10/22/2013
  • Published 10/22/2013


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  • California Court of Appeal