Olson v. Automobile Club of Southern California, no. S143999 (argued in San Francisco 1-09-08) The court limited review to the following issue: Is a prevailing plaintiff who is awarded attorney’s fees under the private attorney general statute (Code Civ. Proc., § 1021.5) entitled to recover expert witness fees?
When the opinion is up, it will be available at this link: Olson v. Automobile Club of Southern California, __ Cal.4th ___ (Feb. 28, 2008).
UPDATE: The opinion is up. The Supreme Court held that "a prevailing plaintiff is not entitled to an award of expert witness fees in addition to attorney fees under Code of Civil Procedure section 1021.5." Slip op. at 2.