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New Jersey Federal Court OKs Nationwide Class Under NJ Consumer Law
A New Jersey district judge has certified a nationwide class to pursue claims under the New Jersey Consumer Fraud Act.
United States
31 Dec 2012
California Supreme Court Holds That Diminished Subjective Value Satisfies Proposition 64 Standing Limitations For Unfair Competition and False Advertising Actions
The California Supreme Court has held that consumers who allege that their subjective motivation for purchasing a product or service was affected by a deceptive label or advertising — whether or not the alleged misrepresentation affected the market value of the product — have standing to sue under California’s Unfair Competition Law (UCL), Cal. Bus. & Prof. Code § 17200 et seq., and the closely related False Advertising Law (FAL), id. § 17500 et seq.
United States
3 Feb 2011
California Court of Appeal Confirms Limits on Role of Objectors to Class Settlements—And Warns That an Extraordinary Writ Petition May Provide the Only Practical Avenue for Appellate Review of Some Interlocutory Orders
On December 31, 2009, the California court of appeal reaffirmed the limited role of unnamed class members in class action settlements and cautioned that in some cases a party that does not immediately petition for an extraordinary writ in response to a plainly interlocutory order may effectively waive appellate review.
United States
11 Jan 2010
Actual Injury (and Standing) Necessary Only for Class Representatives, Not Absent Class Members, Under California’s Section 17200
Until California voters passed Proposition 64, anyone could sue on behalf of the “general public” using the unique representative action of California’s Unfair Competition Law (UCL), the notorious Section 17200 of California’s Business and Professions Code.
United States
27 May 2009
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