The second round of oral argument in Brinker Restaurant Corporation v. Hohnbaum is now set for May 13, 2008, before the Fourth District Court of Appeal, Division One, in San Diego. The latest developments:
Petitioner Brinker Restaurant corporation's request for leave to file a supplemental brief filed April 22, 2008, is GRANTED. The supplemental brief is deemed filed this date. Real parties in interest shall have seven days from the date of this order to file a supplemental reply brief addressing the issues raised in the supplemental brief. Real parties in interest Adam Hornbaum, Illya Haasf, Romeo Osorio, Amanda June Rader, and Santana Alvarado's motion and requests for judicial notice, filed on December 17, 2007 and April 22, 2008, are GRANTED in part and DENIED in part. Real parties in interest's motion requesting we take judicial notice of the depositions of plaintiffs' experts Jon A Krosnick and Harold S. Javitz is denied. Real parties in interest's request we take judicial notice of a February 16, 1999 Division of Labor Standards Enforcement (DLSE) Opinion Letter, a September 17, 2001 DLSE Opinion Letter, Industrial Welfare Commission Wage Order 5-76, a June 14, 2002 DLSE Opinion Letter and excerpts from the DLSE Enforcement Policies and Interpretations Manual is denied as unnecessary as these are items that we are entitled (but not required) to rely upon as authority, without having to formally take judicial notice. The denial as unnecessary of real parties in interest's request we take judicial notice of these items should not be construed as meaning this court will not consider them in ruling of the petition for writ of mandate in this matter. Real parties in interest's request we take judicial notice of the August 28, 2000 Senate Floor Bill Analysis and September 9, 2000 Assembly Floor Bill Analysis for Assembly Bill No. 2509 is granted.
Since then, several letters were written to the court informing the panel about the depublication of Bell v. Superior Court (H.F. Cox, Inc.), and the petitioner has filed a supplemental brief concerning the Brown v. Federal Express Corp. case.