Thursday, February 08, 2007

Jones v. Lodge at Torrey Pines (Cal. Ct. App. - Feb. 8, 2007)

It only took Justice McConnell three days to figure it out, but it's still a tiny bit embarrassing.

Today she made this edit to this opinion, which basically says -- without actually saying it -- "Oops. Did I really cite a case that was granted review by the California Supreme Court? Sorry about that. Delete the citation."

The most embarassing part, honestly, is that review was granted in the case she cited way back in November. So you'd have thought that the clerk (or judge) would have noticed that little red flag on Westlaw, or that the case wasn't officially published. Assuming, of course, that they read the case before citing it.

Plus, since review was granted even before the opposition and reply briefs were filed, it makes one wonder: Why didn't one side or the other point this out, and when exactly was the draft written? Hopefully not before review was granted, right?!

Another case that peers a little bit behind the curtain. No biggie, but still interesting.

P.S. - As it happens, I was randomly watching a clip that included Justice (then-Judge) McConnell on YouTube last night. Check it out!