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Thursday, December 15, 2011

Brinker-Watch 2012

The California Supreme Court held oral argument in Brinker on November 8, 2011. (You can view the oral argument on youtube.) The Court deemed the matter submitted as of that date, meaning that it would issue its opinion no later than 90 days later, or February 6, 2012. 

On December 2, the Court granted permission to the California Employment Law Council to file an amicus brief regarding the retroactive application of the Court's opinion. Yesterday, the Court vacated its prior order deeming the case submitted and held that it will be deemed "resubmitted" on January 13, 2012: 
Pursuant to California Rules of Court, rule 8.520(f)(7) and this court's December 2, 2011, order, the parties' answers to the amicus curiae brief of the California Employment Law Council, addressing the grounds for prospectively applying portions of this court's eventual decision on the merits, are due Tuesday, January 3, 2012. Each party may file a simultaneous reply to the other party's answer within 10 days thereafter. Submission of the cause is vacated. (See Cal. Rules of Court, rule 8.524(h)(1) [submission runs from expiration of the time in which to file briefs, including supplemental briefs].) The cause will be resubmitted on January 13, 2012.
The result is that we will have the opinion no later than April 12, 2012. Stay tuned. 

As a reminder, the Court's docket is here.

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