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Trial courts lack inherent authority to strike PAGA claims on manageability grounds.  Trial courts do not generally possess a broad inherent authority to dismiss claims.  Nor is it appropriate for trial courts to strike PAGA claims by employing class action manageability requirements.  Trial courts may use a vast variety of tools to efficiently manage PAGA claims, but given the structure and purpose of PAGA, striking such claims due to manageability concerns is not one of them — even if those claims are complex or time-intensive.