July 22, 2011

Summary of July 20, 2011 conference report for civil cases

The following is our summary of the Supreme Court’s actions on petitions for review in civil cases from the Court’s conference on Wednesday, July 20, 2011. The summary includes those civil cases in which (1) review has been granted (not including grant-and-transfers), (2) review has been denied but one or more justices has voted for review, or (3) the Court has ordered depublished an opinion of the Court of Appeal.

Review Granted

In re Lamps Plus Overtime Cases, S194064—Review Granted and Held—July 20, 2011

The court ordered briefing deferred pending consideration and disposition of the related case of Brinker Restaurant v. Superior Court, S16635, which presents issues concerning the proper interpretation of California’s statutes and regulations governing an employer’s duty to provide meal and rest breaks to hourly workers.

As we noted yesterday, the lead case — Brinker — has been pending for quite some time. Indeed, review was granted in In re Lamps Plus two years to the day after the reply brief was filed in Brinker.

Review Denied (with dissenting justices)





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