The Supreme Court just announced that it will be handing down its opinion in Fairbanks v. Superior Court (Farmers New World Life Ins. Co.), no. S157001, on Monday at 10:00 a.m. That is the case involving whether insurance is a "good" or a "service" within the meaning of the CLRA. Here is Harvey Rosenfield's excellent report on the oral argument. When the opinion is handed down on Monday, it will be available here:
Fairbanks v. Superior Court (Farmers New World Life Ins. Co.), ___ Cal.4th ___ (Apr. 20, 2009)
Fairbanks was argued on March 4th. Tobacco was argued on March 3rd, and the marriage cases were argued on March 5th. This is the first opinion to be handed down in that trilogy of interesting cases argued during that week in March. The Court's deadline to file the other two opinions falls in the first week of June (90 days after submission).