California Supreme Court Watch

May 11, 2022
Melendez v. Westlake Services, S273414.

#22-131 Melendez v. Westlake Services, S273414. (B306976; 74 Cal.App.5th 586; Los Angeles County Superior Court; BC722737.) Petition for review after the Court of Appeal affirmed an order awarding attorney fees, costs, expenses, and prejudgment interest in a civil action. The court ordered briefing deferred pending decision in Pulliam v. HNL Automotive, S267576 (#21-205), which presents the following issue: Does the word “recovery” as used in the Holder Rule (16 C.F.R. § 433.2) include attorney fees?

Review granted; briefing deferred: 5/11/2022

Dismissed and remanded to CA 2/8: 7/20/2022

“Review in the above-captioned matter, which was granted and held for Pulliam v. HNL Automotive (2022) 13 Cal.5th 127, is hereby dismissed. (Cal. Rules of Court, rule 8.528(b)(1).)”

See the Court of Appeal Opinion.