California Supreme Court
After a case called Tobacco II, California courts have been split as to whether the court’s holding means that class certification is different (and easier) in consumer cases, or not. The Court of Appeal for the First District in the subject case decided the former was true. It went further by holding that proof of reliance on a warranty promise is not important.
Status: DECIDED. Amicus brief filed in support of petition for review on 03/15/10. Review denied 04/14/10.