In an action brought by labor unions against transportation industry employers under the unfair competition law and the Labor Code Private Attorney General Act of 2004, Court of Appeals judgment is affirmed where: 1) a plaintiff has standing to bring an unfair competition law action only if the plaintiff has suffered injury in fact, and an injured employee's assignment of rights cannot confer standing on an uninjured assignee; 2) a plaintiff has standing to bring an action under the Labor Code Private Attorneys General Act of 2004 only if the plaintiff is an aggrieved employee, and an aggrieved employee cannot assign a claim for statutory penalties as the employee does not own an assignable interest; and 3) a representative action under the unfair competition law must be brought as a class action.
Los Angeles County Super. Ct. No. KC043962
Filed: June 29, 2009
Before KENNARD, J. WE CONCUR: GEORGE, C.J., BAXTER, J., CHIN, J., MORENO, J., CORRIGAN, J.
Opinion by KENNARD, J.
Concurring Opinion by WERDEGAR, J.