The latest news on the California Supreme Court's review of the Howell v. Hamilton Meats case is as follows. On June 7, 2010, counsel for Plaintiff and Appellant, Rebecca Howell, filed their Answer Brief on the Merits. On June 10, 2010, Respondent's counsel requested an extension of time to submit their Reply Brief, and that request was granted. This Reply Brief is now due July 27, 2010. Thus, it looks like we will have a wait a good deal longer for the Supreme Court to decide this issue regarding the conflict between the "collateral source rule" and the holdings of Hanif, Nishihama etc.
We will keep you posted.