Wednesday, October 15, 2008

O'Leary v. Aubrey (Cal. Ct. App. - Oct. 7, 2008)

Desert. Very little today. Nothing at all from the California Court of Appeal. From the Ninth Circuit, only a guidelines case, a standard of review case, and a "how much interest does one particular guy get on unclaimed property held for him by California" opinion. The latter of which is marginally interesting, and important to the participants, but about which I could add very little. And, sadly, I've got to go to a meeting, so can't wait for the afternoon cases (if any) from the California Court of Appeal.

So let me just briefly reference this recent unpublished opinion by the Court of Appeal down here in San Diego. Which seems right on the merits. But definitely confirms the suspicion that jurors -- well, they're not wonderful at interpreting jury instructions. At all.

Don't look in the factory if you don't want to know what goes into the sausage.