As reported by Kimberly at the extremely useful UCL Practitioner this morning:
Yesterday, the Supreme Court scheduled oral argument in Branick and Mervyn's. The arguments will be on Wednesday, May 31, 2006 at 9:00 a.m. in San Francisco. A couple of interesting things about this. First, the Court did not also schedule Kids Against Pollution for argument. In that case, review was granted in September 2003 and Prop. 64 retroactivity was raised in supplemental briefing. Second, assuming the argument is not rescheduled, and absent any other unusual circumstance, we can expect a ruling by August 29, 2006 (90 days after the argument). See Gov't Code § 68210. Good news for UCL litigants across the state.