June 13, 2008

California Supreme Court Extends Time to Grant Review in Holdgrafer v. Unocal

The California Supreme Court has given itself an additional 30 days to decide whether to grant review in Holdgrafer v. Unocal. (See the order posted on the court's online docket.)

This is the case in which the California Court of Appeal reversed a $5 million punitive damages award and ordered a retrial on punitive damages because the plaintiffs improperly presented the jury with evidence of Unocal's dissimilar conduct towards nonparties, in violation of State Farm v. Campbell. You can view our prior posts on Holdgrafer (in which we represent Unocal) here.