According to the Notice posted on the California Courts website, the California Supreme Court will issue the IN RE TOBACCO II CASES Opinion on Monday, May 18, 2009. The issues presented are described as follows:
This case includes the following issues: (1) In order to bring a class action under Unfair Competition Law (Bus. & Prof. Code, § 17200 et seq.), as amended by Proposition 64 (Gen. Elec. (Nov. 2, 2004)), must every member of the proposed class have suffered “injury in fact,” or is it sufficient that the class representative comply with that requirement? (2) In a class action based on a manufacturer’s alleged misrepresentation of a product, must every member of the class have actually relied on the manufacturer’s representations?