California Supreme Court activity for the week of October 12, 2009

The California Supreme Court held its (usually) weekly conference on October 14, 2009.  Notable results include:

  • An additional Request for Depublication was denied in Doppes v. Bentley Motors (Song‑Beverly Consumer Warranty Act permits recovery of prejudgment interest under Civil Code section 3287).  This is the companion opinion to the more headline-grabbing Opinion (in case no. G038734) which held that the trial court abused its discretion by failing to impose terminating sanctions against defendant for misuse of the discovery process.

In my subjective opinion, there were no other events of significance for purposes of this blog.  However, the Supreme Court denied a Petition for Review and depublication request in Kobayashi v. Superior Court. For reasons that may become obvious to you, I am not going to comment at all on the underlying case.  But if you are the curious sort, and enjoy carefully worded opinions, you can find the original opinion here, and the supplemental opinion here.