Last week, on October 24, 2012, the Supreme Court issued a "grant and hold" order in Caron v. Mercedes-Benz Financial Services LLC, No. S205263. Briefing has been deferred pending resolution of Iskanian (as expected).
Here is my original post on Caron, in which the Court of Appeal held, among other things, that the FAA preempts the CLRA's "no waiver" provision (Civ. Code section 1751).
Petitions for review are pending in at least three other arbitration cases:
- Nelsen v. Legacy Partners Residential, No. 204953 (petition for review filed 08/27/12)
- Reyes v. Liberman Broadcasting, No. S205907 (petition for review filed 10/11/12)
- Goodrich v. KDF Automotive Group, No. 206153 (petition for review filed 10/23/12)
On October 22, 2012, the Supreme Court gave itself an extension of time, through November 21, 2012, to grant or deny review in Nelsen. UPDATE: On October 31, 2012, the Supreme Court denied review in Nelsen.
For those with a particular interest in this subject, all of this blog's posts on arbitration cases are collected in the "Class actions - arbitration" category page. Visiting that page will lead you to the blog's original coverage of Nelsen, Reyes, and Goodrich, as well as a couple of other cases in which no review petition was apparently filed.