Thursday, March 01, 2007

Moran v. Murtaugh, Miller, Meyer & Nelson LLP (Cal. Supreme Ct. - Mar. 1, 2006)

When Justice Aronson wrote this opinion for the Court of Appeal over two years ago, I promptly posted that this decision "puts a fair amount of bite" back into the 'vexatious litigant' provisions of CCP 391.3 by allowing the judge to weigh the evidence when deciding whether to require the plaintiff to post security, and argued that the California Supreme Court should grant review to resolve the split in the Court of Appeal and decide whether Justice Aronson was right.

It did. He was.

The opinion by Justice Corrigan is almost as short. Seven double-spaced, totally concise pages. Wow.