Many thanks to the blog reader who emailed to update me on the Ford bench trial in Sacramento (Ford Explorer Cases, JCCP nos. 4266 & 4270). I'm told that the plaintiffs rested their case yesterday, on the 31st day of trial; that the judge took Ford's motion for judgment under submission; and that Ford began presenting its defense yesterday afternoon.
I've also received some interesting materials from the case. These trial briefs provide a roadmap to a monetary award under the UCL, offering "three alternative models of calculating the amount of money that Ford acquired, by its wrongful conduct, from members of the class":
Plaintiffs' Corrected Trial Brief (06/06/07)
The briefs will be very useful to anyone pursuing a UCL case based on non-disclosures or misleading advertising. Also, here are several of Judge David De Alba's orders, including his orders denying Ford's motions to decertify the class and for summary adjudication:
Order Granting Class Certification (02/08/05)
Order Regarding Class Action Notice Issues (08/29/05)
Ruling on CLRA "No Merit" Motion (03/07)
Thanks again to the blog reader who provided these materials.