The Supreme Court today agreed to decide this question, referred by the Ninth Circuit: “Under California law, are claims for fraudulent concealment exempted from the economic loss rule?”

The answer to the question, in Rattagan v. Uber Technologies, Inc., will determine the fate of a federal action against Uber arising from the alleged improper launch of the company’s ridesharing platform in Argentina.

The Supreme Court has now granted 12 of the last 13 Ninth Circuit requests for help in resolving questions of California law, dating back to July 2018.  The lone denial during that time was in October 2019.


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Asked and answered:  California Supreme Court responses to Ninth Circuit questions

The constitutionality of the Supreme Court answering the Ninth Circuit’s legal questions

Ask not what the Supreme Court can do for the Ninth Circuit