Appellate Law News and Insights

Supreme Court Decides Landmark Billboard Case

Published: May 28, 2022
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The U.S. Supreme Court recently decided a landmark First Amendment case that threatened to topple thousands of sign codes across the country. As a previous Taft law bulletin explained, on-premises signs advertise some good, service, or activity available on the same property as the sign. They are the signs most of us...

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Court Of Appeal’s Decision To Permit Unmanageable PAGA Claims Arguably Rests On A Faulty Premise

Published: May 26, 2022
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Last month, a split emerged in the California Court of Appeal regarding whether trial courts have authority to strike or limit unmanageable claims under the Private Attorneys General Act (PAGA). In Estrada v. Royalty Carpet Mills, Inc., 76 Cal. App. 5th 685, 2022 WL 855568 (2022), the court held that...

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Supreme Court Holds Off-Premises Signs Require Less Than Strict Scrutiny Under First Amendment

Published: May 24, 2022
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The U.S. Supreme Court issued an opinion on April 21 addressing the regulation of "off-premises" signs, holding that such regulations are not subject to strict scrutiny under the First Amendment. City of Austin v. Reagan National Advertising of Austin, No. 20-1029 (Apr. 21, 2022) (opinion here) contends with a municipal regulation in...

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