Thank you for sharing!

Your article was successfully shared with the contacts you provided.
The California Supreme Court on Thursday gave four men the right to sue a Los Angeles nightclub for allegedly discriminating against them for offering Ladies’ Night discounts. The unanimous ruling reversed lower court decisions that threw out the suit on the grounds that the state’s Unruh Civil Rights Act required the men to first demand equal treatment and be refused. “If businesses are held not to violate the act or inflict injury unless they are challenged by a patron,” Chief Justice Ronald George wrote, “their ordinary practice may revert to discrimination, with special exceptions made for individuals who happen to challenge the practice.” The four plaintiffs � including Glendale lawyer Marc Angelucci, president of the Los Angeles chapter of the National Coalition of Free Men, a group that advocates the fair treatment of males � sued L.A.’s Century Supper Club in 2002. They claimed the nightspot, now known only as the Century Club, discriminated by charging men $20 admission on certain nights while charging women only $15 or admitting them free. Thursday’s ruling sends the case back to L.A.’s Second District Court of Appeal for further proceedings. George also noted that defense lawyers had alleged Angelucci and the other men were professional plaintiffs who frequently file shakedown suits against businesses. While George said the court shares those concerns “to some degree,” that wasn’t an issue for the court to decide in this case. The ruling is Angelucci v. Century Supper Club, 07 C.D.O.S. 6184.

This content has been archived. It is available through our partners, LexisNexis® and Bloomberg Law.

To view this content, please continue to their sites.

Not a Lexis Advance® Subscriber?
Subscribe Now

Not a Bloomberg Law Subscriber?
Subscribe Now

Why am I seeing this?

LexisNexis® and Bloomberg Law are third party online distributors of the broad collection of current and archived versions of ALM's legal news publications. LexisNexis® and Bloomberg Law customers are able to access and use ALM's content, including content from the National Law Journal, The American Lawyer, Legaltech News, The New York Law Journal, and Corporate Counsel, as well as other sources of legal information.

For questions call 1-877-256-2472 or contact us at [email protected]

Reprints & Licensing
Mentioned in a Law.com story?

License our industry-leading legal content to extend your thought leadership and build your brand.


ALM Legal Publication Newsletters

Sign Up Today and Never Miss Another Story.

As part of your digital membership, you can sign up for an unlimited number of a wide range of complimentary newsletters. Visit your My Account page to make your selections. Get the timely legal news and critical analysis you cannot afford to miss. Tailored just for you. In your inbox. Every day.

Copyright © 2021 ALM Media Properties, LLC. All Rights Reserved.