On Tuesday, June 2, 2009, a petition for rehearing was filed in In re Tobacco Cases II, no. S147345. The answer will be due on Wednesday, June 10, and the Supreme Court's ruling can be expected by June 17 (unless the court grants itself an extension of time).
Additionally, on Monday, June 1, a substitution of attorneys was filed, substituting Reed Smith in place of Loeb & Loeb as counsel for one of the defendants. According to the Daily Journal, Loeb & Loeb represents Chief Justice George in connection with his estate planning, which is why he was recused from hearing the case. Justice Eileen Moore of the Fourth Appellate District, Division Three, sat in his stead.