Weinstat v. Dentsply Int'l Inc., No. A116248
In plaintiffs' class action lawsuit against a manufacturer of certain device used by dentists under the unfair competition law (UCL) and for breach of express warranty, trial court's order decertifying the class of dentists is reversed where: 1) Tobacco II has dispatched the incorrect reasoning of the trial court that, under Proposition 64, each class member must establish standing, thereby requiring the court to delve into individual proof of material, reliance and resulting damage; 2) the order decertifying the class as to the breach of express warranty claims was improper because it was rendered in the absence of new law or evidence, and substantively, and the order was contrary to law because it improperly grafted an element of prior reliance onto the express warranty claims and this error infected the entire ruling as to those claims.
Filed January 7, 2010
Opinion by Judge Reardon
For Appellant: Duane Morris, Bullivant Houser Bailey, Paul D. Nelson