On January 3, 2008, the Supreme Court granted itself an extension of time, through February 1, 2008, to grant or deny review in Buckland v. Threshold Enterprises, Ltd., no. S157919. In Buckland, the Court of Appeal (Second Appellate District, Division Four) held that the plaintiff failed to adequately allege post-Prop. 64 standing because she could not allege actual reliance. The discussion of Prop. 64's "injury in fact" language is extensive. Buckland v. Threshold Enterprises, Ltd., 155 Cal.App.4th 798 (2007). My original post on Buckland is here.
Given the apparent overlap in issues, it would not be surprising to see a "grant and hold" order in this case pending resolution of In re Tobacco II Cases. In light of the Supreme Court's conference schedule, as a practical matter review will have to be either granted or denied no later than the conference on January 30. A depublication request was also filed.
UPDATE: On January 16, 2008, the Supreme Court denied review and depublication.