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Davis v. Farmers Insurance Exchange et al., 257970

In an employment action, a lower court's decisions to deny plaintiff alternative relief following a verdict in defendant's favor was affirmed as well as the use of jury instructions modified with language from Harris v. City of Santa Monica (2013) 56 Cal.4th 203. However, the lower court erred in granting a motion for directed verdict on plaintiff's wage claims and the issue was remanded for new trial where: 1) plaintiff presented evidence sufficient to establish a prima facie case that deductions from his compensation by his employer were precluded by California law; and 2) California law prohibits wage deductions taken for the sole benefit of the employer.

Appellate Information

  • Decided
  • Published 2016/03/28

Judges

  • MANELLA

Court

  • California Court of Appeal

Counsel