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Free Download: GreenbergTraurig Alert: ZIPing Towards Litigation — Has The California Supreme Court’s Newest Decision Opened The Floodgates?
Posted on 18 Feb 2011 by GreenbergTraurig

The California Supreme Court issued a unanimous opinion on February 10 holding that ZIP codes are "personal identification information" for purposes of the state's Song-Beverly Credit Card Act of 1971, and therefore may not be recorded by... Read More

Court Won't Order California To Defend Proposition 8
Posted on 9 Sep 2010 by LexisNexis Litigation Resource Community Staff

SAN FRANCISCO - (AP) California's highest court on Wednesday refused to order Gov. Arnold Schwarzenegger and the state's attorney general to appeal a federal ruling that overturned the state's gay marriage ban. The state Supreme Court denied... Read More

Gay Marriage Goes Before Nation's Largest Appeals Court
Posted on 6 Aug 2010 by LexisNexis Litigation Resource Community Staff

SAN FRANCISCO - (AP) The judge who overturned California's gay marriage ban was unrelenting in his repudiation of the measure, saying such laws are mean-spirited and unconstitutional to the core. It was a harsh yet carefully worded ruling that some... Read More

Court Upholds In-State Tuition For Some Immigrants
Posted on 16 Nov 2010 by LexisNexis Litigation Resource Community Staff

SAN FRANCISCO - (AP) The California Supreme Court ruled Monday that some illegal immigrants are entitled to the same tuition breaks offered to in-state high school students to attend public colleges and universities. While the ruling applies only to California... Read More

Friars Ask California High Court To Review Files Ruling
Posted on 10 Nov 2010 by LexisNexis Litigation Resource Community Staff

LOS ANGELES - (AP) The Franciscans have asked California's high court to review an appeals court decision ordering them to make public the confidential files of friars accused of sex abuse. Brian Brosnahan, an attorney for the Franciscans, says the... Read More

Judge Overturns California Gay Marriage Ban
Posted on 4 Aug 2010 by LexisNexis Litigation Resource Community Staff

SAN FRANCISCO - (AP) A federal judge overturned California's same-sex marriage ban Wednesday in a landmark case that could eventually land before the U.S. Supreme Court to decide if gays have a constitutional right to marry in America. Chief U.S.... Read More

California Top Court: Purchase Of Mislabeled Product Satisfies Standing Requirement
Posted on 27 Jan 2011 by Bryan Redding

SAN FRANCISCO -- (Mealey's) Saying "labels matter," a divided California Supreme Court held Jan. 27 that consumers who purchase a product because of its deceptive labeling have "lost money or property" within the meaning of Proposition... Read More

California Supreme Court Holds That Unfair Competition Law Can Include Insurance Claims
Posted on 2 Aug 2013 by Tom Moylan

SAN FRANCISCO — (Mealey’s) 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... Read More

California High Court: Tax Code, Not UCL, Proper Avenue For Excess Tax Case
Posted on 1 May 2014 by Bryan Redding

SACRAMENTO, Calif. — (Mealey’s) California’s tax code provides the sole remedy for consumers who believe that a retailer improperly charged tax reimbursements, the California Supreme Court held May 1 in a 4-3 opinion rejecting state... Read More

California High Court Revives Baycol Class Action Appeal
Posted on 28 Feb 2011 by Tom Moylan

SAN FRANCISCO - (Mealey's) The California Supreme Court on Feb. 28 revived an appeal involving a Baycol heart drug state consumer class action, saying an appeals court misapplied the state's "death knell" doctrine about what claims can... Read More

Abbey Spanier: California Appeals Court Reverses Its Previous Denial of Class Certification In Light Of Brinker Decision
Posted on 3 Jun 2013 by Abbey Spanier

Plaintiffs brought a class action on behalf of approximately 4,000 current and former employees of Boyd & Associates, Inc. which provides security guard services. Plaintiffs alleged that Boyd denied off-duty meal breaks and off-duty rest breaks and... Read More

California High Court: Unpaid Wage Penalties Not Recoverable Under Section 17200
Posted on 18 Nov 2010 by Bryan Redding

SAN FRANCISCO - (Mealey's) The California Supreme Court unanimously ruled Nov. 18 that statutory penalties for unpaid wages are not recoverable as restitution under the state's unfair competition law (UCL), Business and Professions Code Section... Read More

California Court: UCL Subject To Common-Law Accrual; Continuous Accrual Saves Claims
Posted on 24 Jan 2013 by Bryan Redding

SAN FRANCISCO - (Mealey's) Common-law accrual rules apply in California unfair competition law (UCL) cases, but continuous accrual principles prevent demurrer stage statute of limitations dismissal of a man's action alleging recurring excess charges... Read More