On Wednesday, August 8, 2007, the Supreme Court issued a "grant and hold" order in another case involving a no-class-action arbitration clause. Massie v. Ralph's Grocery Co., no. S153059. Briefing is deferred pending resolution of Gentry v. Superior Court, no. S141542. In Massie, the Court of Appeal (Second Appellate District, Division Seven) affirmed an order denying an employer's petition to enforce the arbitration clauses in its company dispute resolution policies, citing Discover Bank. Here are the Court of Appeal's unpublished opinion dated 05/14/07 and its modification order dated 05/15/07.
Gentry was argued on June 5, 2007. We should be getting an opinion soon. Another case argued on June 6, 2007, In re Tobacco Cases II, has already been decided. The Court's 90-day period to decide Gentry will expire on or about September 4, 2007.