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Mealey's Antitrust/Unfair Competition - Claims Against Financial Services Company Dismissed In Loan Modification Dispute
Posted on 15 Jul 2019 by Mealeys

SAN FRANCISCO - A federal judge in California on July 10 dismissed all claims, including claims for violations of California's Homeowners Bill of Rights (HBOR) and unfair competition law (UCL) against a financial services company in a class action... Read More

Mealey's Antitrust/Unfair Competition - Judge Dismisses UCL, FAL 'Unlawful' Prong Claims In Clorox Advertising Dispute
Posted on 15 Jul 2019 by Mealeys

OAKLAND, Calif. - A federal judge in California on July 12 dismissed with prejudice The Clorox Co.'s unfair competition law (UCL) and false advertising law (FAL) "unlawful" prong claims against the producer and seller of products under the... Read More

Mealey's Antitrust/Unfair Competition - In High Court Briefs, Parties Dispute If 'Ping Ponged' Jurisdiction Matter Is Moot
Posted on 12 Jul 2019 by Mealeys

WASHINGTON, D.C. - Even though the Federal Circuit U.S. Court of Appeals ultimately accepted jurisdiction from the Fifth Circuit in the appeal of an antitrust suit dealing with patent fraud, a petitioner argues to the U.S. Supreme Court in a July 10 reply... Read More

Mealey's Antitrust/Unfair Competition - Monster Energy Co. Appeals Denial Of Permanent Injunction, Dismissal Of UCL Claim
Posted on 8 Jul 2019 by Mealeys

LOS ANGELES - Monster Energy Co. on July 3 appealed a federal district court's order that denied its motion seeking a permanent injunction under the Lanham Act and California's Unfair Competition Law (UCL) against the producer and distributor... Read More

Mealey's Antitrust/Unfair Competition - Another App Developer Sues Apple For App Store Unfair Competition, Monopolization
Posted on 2 Jul 2019 by Mealeys

OAKLAND, Calif. - In the wake of a May ruling by the U.S. Supreme Court permitting consumers to pursue antitrust claims against Apple Inc. for alleged monopolization via its App Store, a developer of iPhone apps filed a potential class action against... Read More

Mealey's Antitrust/Unfair Competition - UCL, Other State Claims Survive Dismissal In Keurig Recyclability Class Complaint
Posted on 2 Jul 2019 by Mealeys

OAKLAND, Calif. - A federal judge in California on June 28 denied a motion to dismiss a putative class complaint accusing a single-serve coffee "pod" maker of several violations of California's unfair competition law (UCL) and other state... Read More

Mealey's Antitrust/Unfair Competition - Court Did Not Err In Declining To Base UCL Claim On Tort Of Trespass To Chattel
Posted on 26 Jun 2019 by Mealeys

SAN FRANCISCO - A California appeals panel on June 24 rejected an appellant's contention that because it prevailed on a cause of action for trespass to chattel, it necessarily follows that it should have also prevailed on its state unfair competition... Read More

Mealey's Antitrust/Unfair Competition - Federal Judge Approves $3.7M Settlement Of UCL, Other Claims Against Gas Company
Posted on 25 Jun 2019 by Mealeys

SAN FRANCISCO - A California federal judge on June 20 granted final approval of a $3.7 million class action settlement that resolves claims asserted by customers against a natural gas company for violations of California's unfair competition law ... Read More

Mealey's Antitrust/Unfair Competition - Federal Judge Remands Suit Alleging Insurer Unlawfully Charged Credit Card
Posted on 21 Jun 2019 by Mealeys

LOS ANGELES - A California federal judge on June 19 remanded a lawsuit alleging that an insurer unlawfully and fraudulently charged $1,132.41 to a credit card, finding that the insurer failed to establish by a preponderance of the evidence that the amount... Read More

Mealey's Antitrust/Unfair Competition - Judge Holds UCL Claim Presents Federal Question, Refuses To Remand
Posted on 17 Jun 2019 by Mealeys

FRESNO, Calif. - A California federal judge on June 14 denied a medical's group's motion to remand its lawsuit related to a contract dispute with another group, holding that a claim for violation of California's unfair competition law (UCL... Read More

Mealey's Antitrust/Unfair Competition - Panel Rejects Landlords' Challenges To Fee Award For San Francisco
Posted on 17 Jun 2019 by Mealeys

SAN FRANCISCO - A California court on June 13 affirmed a trial court's award of $2,503,141 in attorney fees for the city and county of San Francisco, after holding that landlords' acts of harassment in violation of a rent ordinance amounted to... Read More

Mealey's Antitrust/Unfair Competition - Judge Holds UCL, Contract Claims Are Preempted By HOLA
Posted on 13 Jun 2019 by Mealeys

SAN FRANCISCO - After holding that borrowers' claims for violation of California's unfair competition law (UCL) and breach of contract were preempted by the Home Owners' Loan Act (HOLA), a California federal judge on June 11 granted a bank's... Read More

Mealey's Antitrust/Unfair Competition - Reinsurer, Affiliates Seek Dismissal Of Counterclaims In Workers' Comp Dispute
Posted on 12 Jun 2019 by Mealeys

OMAHA, Neb. - A reinsurer and its affiliates moved to dismiss counterclaims on June 7 in their breach of contract dispute over a workers' compensation program, telling a Nebraska federal court that the counterclaims "are a hodgepodge of conclusory... Read More

Mealey's Antitrust/Unfair Competition - Federal Judge Remands Employee's UCL, Wage Claims To California Court
Posted on 12 Jun 2019 by Mealeys

LOS ANGELES - A California federal judge on June 10 granted a former technology company employee's request to remand a class action lawsuit in which he asserts wage-related claims and a cause of action for violation of California's unfair competition... Read More

Mealey's Antitrust/Unfair Competition - Search Engines Not Liable For Scam Locksmith Listings, D.C. Circuit Rules
Posted on 11 Jun 2019 by Mealeys

WASHINGTON, D.C. - Affirming a lower court's dismissal of antitrust and Lanham Act claims brought by a coalition of locksmiths, a District of Columbia U.S. Court of Appeals panel on June 7 found that Google LLC, Microsoft Corp. and Yahoo Inc. were... Read More