California Supreme Court activity for the week of September 21, 2009, and other Supreme Court news

The California Supreme Court held its (usually) weekly conference today.  Notable results include:

  • A Petition for Review and a Request for Depublication were both denied in Doppes v. Bentley Motors (trial court abused discretion for failing to impose terminating sanctions).  This case is significant for a number of reasons, including its impact on aspects of Song-Beverly Consumer Warranty Act (Civ. Code, § 1790 et seq.) claims.

No other case developments jumped out at me as significant this week.

In other Supreme Court news, the briefs for the October oral argument calendar are now available here.  Lots of "People v." cases in October, so it's not as exciting as it sounds (unless you are a District Attorney...or a criminal).