According to a February 18, 2009 article on the California Chronicle website, Assemblyman Van Tran (R-Costa Mesa) has authored AB 298, which would apparently allow for interlocutory appeals by defendants when a trial court certifies a class action. The Civil Justice Association of California (CJAC) is calling for support of this bill, which sounds strikingly similar to a 2008 bill promoted by CJAC in 2008. That last effort was shelved after strong opposition was organized by the Consumer Attorneys of California (CAOC). If you've wondered what CAOC can do for you as a plaintiff's attorney, there's one nice example. Plaintiff's attorneys can't afford not to join.