California Supreme Court 4/21/10 Conference

 

In conference Wednesday (see list of actions), the Court granted review in Save the Plastic Bag Coalition v. City of Manhattan Beach, in which the Court of Appeal upheld vacating a city ordinance banning the use of plastic bags because an environmental impact report was not prepared. See the Environmental update page. In addition, the Court granted review in Harris v. City of Santa Monica, in which the Court of Appeal reversed a plaintiff’s judgment for discrimination because the trial court had failed to give an instruction on mixed motives for her discharge. See Employment – Other update page. In a previous action outside of the weekly conference, the Court asked for additional briefing in Reid v. Google addressing exactly how a party can preserve evidentiary objections so that they are “made at the hearing.” See the Civil Procedure/Evidence/Discovery update page.