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Costco’s California Greeter Seating Suit Returned to State Court

July 9, 2020, 9:16 PM

A district court lacked jurisdiction to deny Costco Wholesale Corp.‘s motion for partial summary judgment in a lawsuit alleging that it failed to provide greeters and exit checkers with suitable seating, the U.S. Court of Appeals for the Ninth Circuit ruled Thursday.

The lawsuit will be remanded to state court, where Judge J. Clifford Wallace said it should have stayed.

Plaintiff Liliana Canela’s alleged share of aggregate estimated civil penalties under California’s Private Attorneys General Act totaled $6,600 at the time the case was removed to the U.S. District Court for the Northern District of California. That’s far short...

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