After a lengthy trial, Los Angeles Superior Court Judge Maureen Duffy-Lewis ruled that California’s female director quota law violated the Equal Protection Clause of the California Constitution. Crest against Padilla LA Super. CT. Case No. 19STCV27561. Passed in 2018, SB 826 imposed quotas on the number of female directors of public companies with their primary executive office in California. I’ll have more to say about Judge Duffy-Lewis’ verdict in tomorrow’s post.
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