California Supreme Court activity for the week of December 12, 2011 [with Brinker Bonus!]

The California Supreme Court held its (usually) weekly conference on December 14, 2011.  Notable results include:

  • Brinker news!  The submission of the matter is vacated and additional briefing is requested.  Wait. You thought that a decision was imminent after oral argument?  So precious!  This is BRINKER we are talking about.  Your children will be writing supplemental briefs for this decision.  The California legislature will have withdrawn and re-enacted an entire Labor Code before a decision is rendered (at which point it will again be vacated for briefing on the impact of changed law retroactively).
The downside of this news is that I will need to create a 2012 edition of my Brinker News graphics.