January 12, 2012

Summary of January 11, 2012 conference report for civil cases

In its conference on Wednesday, January 11, 2012, the Court granted no petitions for review in civil cases, no petitions were denied with dissenting justices, and no opinions were ordered published or depublished. However, the Court did order supplemental briefing in Sonic Calabasas A, Inc. v. Moreno, S174475, which concerns the enforceability of arbitration agreements in the employment context. You may recall that the U.S. Supreme Court granted certiorari, vacated and remanded last year after the California Supreme Court’s decision, Sonic Calabasas A, Inc. v. Moreno (2011) 51 Cal. 4th 659. The U.S. Supreme Court ordered further consideration in light of its decision in AT&T Mobility LLC v. Concepcion (2011) 563 U. S. ___ [131 S.Ct. 1740]. According to the Court’s online docket, the parties’ supplemental briefs are due February 10, with reply briefs due February 24.

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