When the Supreme Court granted the Petition for Review in Brinker Restaurant v. Superior Court (Hohnbaum), the news opportunities in the case diminshed substantially. For those in need of a Brinker news fix, its worth a mention that on April 28, 2009, Brinker Restaurant submitted its Answer on the merits, along with an application for permission to file an overlong Answer Brief. Since the Real Party in Interest received approval from the Court to file an overlong Opening Brief, it's safe to assume that the Answer will be approved as well.
The docket also shows that the Amicus filings are already underway. If Branick is instructive, expect the Amicus briefing period to continue until well into the Fall.