We live in amazing times. Not three minutes after I published my last post about Bell v. Superior Court (H.F. Cox, Inc.),
158 Cal.App.4th 147 (2007), Ms. Kralowec (The UCL Practitioner) was kind enough to alert me via e-mail to the fact that the Supreme Court has reversed itself on the depublication request in Bell:
The order filed on April 23, 2008 is hereby amended to read in its entirety: The petition for review is denied. The requests for an order directing depublication of the opinion are granted. The Reporter of Decisions is directed not to publish in the Official Appellate Reports the opinion in the above-entitled appeal filed November 21, 2007, which appears at 158 Cal.App.4th 147. (Cal. Const., art. VI, section 14; rule 8.1125(c)(1), Cal. Rules of Court.) George, C.J., was absent and did not participate. Kennard J., is of the opinion the petition should be granted.
(Kralowec, "Supreme Court depublishes class certification opinion: Bell v. Superior Court (H.F. Cox, Inc.)" The UCL Practioner, www.theuclpractitioner.com.) The customary blog nomenclature is "Hat Tip to...." or "Nod to ...." as a thank you for being the source of useful information. That just doesn't seem good enough in this case, so...Thanks!