SANTA ANA, Calif. - A California panel, in an opinion certified for publication on June 27, upheld the denial of class certification in a lawsuit accusing a regional affiliate of AAA of improperly backdating membership renewals (Stephen Troy Thompson v. Automobile Club of Southern California, No. G046759, Calif. App., 4th Dist., Div. 3; 2013 Cal. App. LEXIS 518).