More on People's Insurance Counsel v. State Farm
I'm not the only person who thinks the cert improvidently granted was a bad way to dispose of People's Insurance Counsel v. State Farm. Here's another blogger (one of many I suspect, although I haven't surveyed the field) with essentially the same opinion.
Someday, I'm sure, we'll get an explanation for why People's Insurance Counsel v. State Farm was not cool enough to merit an opinion. But I'll venture a guess. Maybe the Court realized it was not going to change its precedent and decided that writing an opinion about how the law hadn't changed was not worth the time in light of Cheif Judge Barbera's decisions to write all opinions by the end of the term. If that turned out to be correct, at least they were Cert Improvidently Granted for a reason.