Mealey's Antitrust/Unfair Competition - California Consumer: Adobe Early Termination Fees Are Unlawful, Unfair

SAN JOSE, Calif. - Early termination fees (ETFs) that Adobe Systems Inc. charges customers who cancel their subscriptions to the company's Creative Cloud software package constitute unlawful penalties under California law and are unlawful and unfair under the state's unfair competition law (UCL), a former Creative Cloud subscriber says in a class action complaint filed June 27 in federal court (Scotty Mahlum v. Adobe Systems Incorporated, No. 14-2988, N.D. Calif.).

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