AB 298, the latest class action "reform" bill in California, died in committee

According to the San Fernando Valley Business Journal, AB 298, CJAC's latest incarnation of its perennial effort to permit interlocutory appeals by defendants when a trial court certifies a class action, died in committe.  (Tom Senzee, Class Action Bill Dead, Reformers Vow to Keep Trying (April 13, 2009) www.sfvbj.com.)  AB 298 was discussed in this earlier post here.