The Supreme Court just announced that it will hear oral argument in the class member communication case, Pioneer Electronics v. Superior Court, no. S133794, on December 5, 2006 at 9:00 a.m. The argument will be held at the Ronald Reagan State Office Building in Los Angeles. If anyone plans to attend the argument and would like to provide a report to be posted here, please let me know.
The Court of Appeal opinion in this case is Pioneer Electronics (USA), Inc. v. Superior Court (Olmstead), 128 Cal.App.4th 246 (2005) (Second Appellate District, Division Four). As I have previously reported, this case addresses precertification communications with putative class members, and the interplay between the right to discovery and the right to privacy.