California's ever-expanding Unfair Competition Law

August 06, 2013 | By ANASTASIA BODEN

In two decisions issued last week, the California Supreme Court permitted private plaintiffs to sue under the Unfair Competition Law (UCL) based on the defendants’ violations of separate statutes—even where those statutes themselves forbid private rights of action for such violations. In the first case, Zhang v. California Capital Insuranc ...


PLF's Timothy Sandefur on A&G to talk about California's unfair Unfair Competition Law

May 30, 2013 | By TIMOTHY SANDEFUR

I’ll be joining Armstrong & Getty in about five minutes to talk about California’s absurd Unfair Competition Law–and why you can get sued for faking a movie review. You can listen online here. I mentioned Justice Brown’s opinion in the San Remo Hotel case. You can read that here–just scroll down to her dissenting ...