In the wake of the filing of the Petition for Review in Duran v. U.S. Bank National Ass’n, No. S200823 (Cal. March 19, 2012), dozens of law firms and pro-worker and consumer organizations have filed amicus curiae briefs with the court in support of review (available below). Duran has been widely criticized for going too far in demonizing all survey methods used to establish class action prerequisites. The Order Granting Petition for Review was issued on May 16, 2012, and is considered a victory for employees in the post-Dukes era. The recent Brinker decision foreshadowed the grant of review by endorsing sampling and statistical methods as a means for showing commonality. With the grant of review, Duran is rendered depublished.
AMICUS CURIAE LETTERS:
Arias Ozzello & Gignac LLP
Consumer Attorneys of California
California Employment Lawyers Association
California Labor Federation, AFL-CIO
Chavez & Gertler LLP
Daniels, Fine, Israel, Schonbuch & Lebovits LLP
Desai Law Firm, P.C.
Goldstein, Demchak, Baller, Borgen & Dardarian, A Professional Corporation
Harris & Kaufman, Attorneys at Law
Initiative Legal Group APC
Keller Grover LLP
Kershaw Cutter & Ratinoff LLP
Kingsley & Kingsley, A Professional Corporation
Law Offices of John M. Kelson
Law Offices of Kevin T. Barnes
Leonard Carder, LLP
Markun Zusman Compton LLP
National Consumers League
National Employment Law Project
Pope, Berger & Williams, LLP
Ram, Olson, Cereghino & Kopczynski LLP
Righetti Glugoski, P.C.
Rudy, Exelrod, Zieff & Lowe, L.L.P.