Supreme Court Denies Rehearing In Tobacco II

The California Supreme Court on a 4-3 vote decided not to grant rehearing or reconsider its decision in the Tobacco II litigation, meaning that proceeding shall soon be remanded back to San Diego Superior Court.  In addition, to the extent practitioners were hoping for certain clarifications or possibly reconsideration of that decision, it will not be forthcoming.  However, this is not the end, but just the beginning, of rulings regarding the scope and interpretation of Proposition 64, since the Court has granted review in several cases that over the next year may address some of the issues left unanswered in Tobacco II.