California Supreme Court Watch

Jul 19, 2023
Lanier v. Ford Motor Company, S280048.

#23-151 Lanier v. Ford Motor Company, S280048. (B315114; nonpublished opinion; San Luis Obispo County Superior; 21CVP-0042.) Petition for review after the Court of Appeal affirmed an order denying a motion to compel arbitration. The court ordered briefing deferred pending decision in Ford Motor Warranty Cases, S279969 (23-148), which presents the following issue: Do manufacturers’ express or implied warranties that accompany a vehicle at the time of sale constitute obligations arising from the sale contract, permitting manufacturers to enforce an arbitration agreement in the contract pursuant to equitable estoppel?

Petition for review granted; briefing deferred: 7/19/2023

See the Court of Appeal Opinion.