Calif. High Court Says Unfair Competition Law Can Include Insurance Claims

SAN FRANCISCO - The California Supreme Court said Aug. 1 that an insurance policyholder can bring bad faith and false advertising claims against her insurance company under the state's unfair competition law (UCL; Business and Professions Code Section 17200, et seq.) and that those claims are not prohibited by the state's Unfair Insurance Practices Act (UIPA; Insurance Code Section 790, et seq.) (Yanting Zhang v. The Superior Court of San Bernardino County, et al., No. S178542, Calif. Sup.).

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