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California Court of Appeal Decision Further Limits Ability of Plaintiffs to Maintain a Claim and Certify a Class Action Under Unfair Competition Law

July 25, 2006

By Joshua G. Hamilton

Enacted as consumer protection statutes, California’s Unfair Competition Law and the False Advertising Law have been abused by plaintiffs’ attorneys using questionable self-created “consumer” organizations to extract nuisance settlements from businesses that have committed no real violation of law.