"A denial of jury trial in a civil action is subject to pretrial writ review, the state Supreme Court ruled yesterday." So reports the MetNews (here) about Shaw v. Superior Court (THC-Orange County,Inc.). The DJ's article is High Court Clarifies Rule to Appeal Denial of Jury Trial.
Also, on the East Coast...
Judge Neil M. Gorsuch
became the 101st justice of the U.S. Supreme Court on Monday morning after
swearing-in ceremonies at the court and the White House, bringing the nation’s
top judicial body to a full complement of nine sitting members for the first
time in 419 days.