Yesterday, the Court of Appeal (Second Appellate District, Division Seven) published its previously-unpublished class certification opinion, Aguiar v. Cintas Corporation No. 2, ___ Cal.App.4th ___ (Sept. 27, 2006). Last week, on October 18, I put up this post explaining why I thought the opinion merited publication, but unfortunately the opinion came to my attention too late to do anything about it. Luckily, others acted more quickly and had already filed publication requests. According to the docket, publication requests were filed on October 13 and 17. The docket also indicates that the Court of Appeal denied the defendant/respondent's petition for rehearing. For more on the opinion, which could become one of the leading cases on subclassing, see my original post.
UPDATE: This morning's Los Angeles Times reports that "Cintas workers can sue as a class." Interestingly, this blog post got picked up by Google Finance, which sometimes happens when I report on a decision with the name of a publicly-traded company in it.