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April 14, 2016
The California Court of Appeal reverses the historic Superior Court ruling in Vergara v. California, and acknowledges the severe harms to California students. Read newspaper editorial boards’ reactions to the flawed ruling here.
March 4, 2014
Court denies State Defendants’ and Intervenors’ motions for judgment, allowing the case to continue in the Los Angeles Superior Court. View the Trial Tracker for a statement from Plaintiffs’ lead co-counsel Theodore J. Boutrous.
February 20, 2014
Plaintiffs rest their case in Vergara v. California following four weeks of testimony. State Defendants and Intervenors file motions for judgment with the Court in an effort to end the trial immediately and avoid a ruling on the merits of the case. View the Trial Tracker for highlights summing up the first four weeks of trial.
November 13, 2013
Plaintiffs file their opposition brief to the State’s and Unions’ motions for summary judgment, asking the Court to dismiss the State’s and Unions’ baseless efforts to avoid a trial. Read the press release.
September 27, 2013
The state and the teachers’ unions file motions for summary judgment, revealing the true intent behind the sham dismissal bill AB 375: to avoid trial in Vergara v. California. Read our statement.
May 2, 2013
The two largest teachers unions in California, the California Teachers Association and the California Federation of Teachers, choose to join Vergara v. California as defendants. Read more.
February 22, 2013
The California Superior Court sets the start date for the Vergara v. California trial for January 27, 2014.
January 29, 2013
The California Court of Appeal denies the State’s petition to review the Superior Court’s decision to reject the State’s motion to dismiss the Plaintiffs’ complaint. Plaintiffs’ constitutional claims once again have a green light to move forward to trial. Read statements from Plaintiff’s attorney Theodore J. Boutrous and Students Matter founder Dave Welch.
November 9, 2012
In the Stanley Mosk Courthouse in downtown Los Angeles, Judge Rolf M. Treu hears arguments from Defendants’ attorneys in favor of the demurrers and from Plaintiffs’ attorneys against the demurrers. Local education reform advocates, parents and teachers gather at the courthouse to support the plaintiffs and the case. After the hearing, the court adopts the tentative ruling as final. Read the official press release from the hearing.
November 8, 2012
The California Superior Court for Los Angeles County issues a tentative ruling prior to the hearing for the demurrers, overruling the defendants’ demurrers and giving our groundbreaking case the green light to move forward to trial. Read the tentative ruling.
May 14, 2012
With the help of Students Matter, eight California public school children represented by attorneys from the law firm Gibson, Dunn & Crutcher file suit against the State of California and two individual school districts, Los Angeles Unified and Alum Rock Union, in the California Superior Court for Los Angeles County. Read the official press release about the launch of the case.