Yesterday, the Supreme Court took several actions of note:
- It disposed of the Gentry v. Superior Court "grant and hold" cases (less than a month after the Court denied rehearing in Gentry and issued its remittitur):
DUNN v. S.C. (KROGER COMPANY) S148581 B194600 Grant - dismissal/lead case 2/2 Transferred after hold
FIRCHOW v. CITIBANK S150386 B187081 Grant - dismissal/lead case Dismissed - to CA 2/7
JONES v. CITIGROUP S141753 G033663 Grant - dismissal/lead case 4/2 Transferred after hold
KONIG v. U-HAUL COMPANY S149883 B190547 Grant - dismissal/lead case 2/5 Transferred after hold
MASSIE v. RALPHS GROCERY S153059 B187844 Grant - dismissal/lead case 2/7 Transferred after hold
- It denied review and depublication in Estrada v. FedEx Ground Package System, no. S156595. The Court of Appeal opinion is Estrada v. FedEx Ground Package System, Inc., 154 Cal.App.4th 1 (2007). My prior post on Estrada, in which I noted the class certification aspects of the opinion, is here.
- It granted review in Harris v. Superior Court (Liberty Mutual Insurance), no. S156555. In that case, the Court of Appeal reversed the trial court's order decertifying the plaintiff insurance adjusters' misclassification/overtime claims. See Harris v. Superior Court, 154 Cal.App.4th 164 (2007) (review granted). The opinion focused more on the exempt/non-exempt question than on the class certification question, as explained in this post from Wage Law. The Supreme Court's statement of issues on review has not yet been posted.