Last Thursday, October 26, 2006, the Supreme Court issued the following order in In re Tobacco II Cases, no. S147345:
The request for an extension of time to file the answer to the petition for review, filed on October 25, 2006, is hereby denied. Because the Court is considering the possibility of acting upon the petition for review on an expedited basis, any answer to the petition for review must be filed in the San Francisco office of the Supreme Court by 12:00 p.m. on Monday, October 30, 2006. Filing may be effected by transmitting a copy of the answer by facsimile to the Clerk's Office in the Court's San Francisco office.
(Emphasis added.) In In re Tobacco II Cases, ___ Cal.App.4th ___ (Sept. 5, 2006), the Court of Appeal (Fourth Appellate District, Division One) affirmed an order decertifying UCL and CLRA claims for class treatment after Prop. 64. The answer to the petition for review was filed today, as ordered. I do not have a copy of either the petition for review or the answer, and would be grateful to anyone who is able to forward either or both of those documents.