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Sony Elec. Inc. v. Superior Ct. (Hapner), D048468

Petition for writ of mandate challenging class certification, in case alleging certain Vaio Notebook computers suffer from a manufacturing defect, is granted as the definition of the class is flawed where there is no evidence showing that alleged manufacturing defect is universal to all GRX Series.

Appellate Information

  • Decided 11/28/2006
  • Published 12/18/2006


  • McINTYRE, J.


  • California Court of Appeal


  • For Appellant:
  • Luanne Sacks, DLA Piper Rudnick Gray Cary U.S. LLP, San Francisco, CA, for Petitioner., Thomas D. Mauriello, San Clemente, CA, James Miller, James Shah, pro hac vice, Shepherd, Finkelman, Miller & Shah, LLC, for Real Parties in Interest.

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