Supreme Court activity for the week of February 13, 2012

With a lot of catching up to do, I'm starting easy.  The California Supreme Court held its (usually) weekly conference on February 15, 2012.  Notable results include:

  • On a petition for review, review was granted in In re Cipro Cases I & II.  This case is one to follow if you practice in the area of anti-competitive behavior.  There's a big dash of pre-emption thrown in, along with some procedural questions about a trial court's obligation to rule on evidentiary objections at summary judgment.
  • On a petition for review, review and depublication were denied in Collins v. eMachines, discussed on this blog here. The Court of Appeal held that “injury in fact” can be satisfied by alleging as damages the difference between the actual purchase price and the fair market value of a defective product.