Class Action & Mass Torts

A La Jolla hair salon filed a proposed federal class action against Gov. Gavin Newsom on Tuesday, claiming California’s regional stay-at-home order infringes on the constitutional rights of barbering and cosmetology professionals. Among other causes of action, the suit alleges that salons must be compensated for the shutdown of their businesses under the Fifth Amendment’s takings clause. In the 52-page complaint, filed in the U.S. District Court for the Southern District of California, Tatoma Inc. claims that hair and nail salons have been “singled out for closure in order to benefit the public” and are one of the only types…