Last week, on March 19, 2014, the Supreme Court denied review in Williams v. Superior Court (Allstate Ins. Co.), No. S215887.
In Williams, the trial court decertified the class in reliance on Dukes, and the plaintiff filed a writ petition, which the Court of Appeal summarily denied. Plaintiff then filed a petition for review, and the Supreme Court issued a "grant and transfer" order directing the Court of Appeal to consider the writ petition on the merits. In the ensuing published opinion, the Court of Appeal reversed the decertification order. Williams v. Superior Court (Allstate Ins. Co.), 221 Cal.App.4th 1353 (2013).