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Mealey's Antitrust/Unfair Competition - FDIC: Banks Colluded To Manipulate Libor

NEW YORK - The Federal Deposit Insurance Corp., suing on behalf of 38 failed banks, filed a complaint in a New York federal court on March 14 against 19 banks, including Bank of America Corp. and JPMorgan Chase & Co. (Chase), alleging that they manipulated ...read more

Mealey's Antitrust/Unfair Competition - California Federal Judge: iMac Warranty Trumps Duty-To-Disclose Claim

SAN FRANCISCO - Although a consumer sufficiently alleges that he relied on statements made by Apple Inc. when buying an iMac computer that had a faulty display screen, his claims under California's unfair competition law (UCL) and Consumers Legal ...read more

Mealey's Antitrust/Unfair Competition - Wal-Mart Files Suit Against Visa Seeking $5 Billion Over 'Swipe Fees'

FAYETTEVILLE, Ark. - Wal-Mart Stores Inc. and other retailers filed a complaint on March 25 in an Arkansas federal court against Visa U.S.A. Inc., alleging that Visa worked with banks to illegally inflate the "swipe fees" retailers pay for Visa ...read more

Mealey's Antitrust/Unfair Competition - UCL, CLRA Claims Over Car Sale Fail Due To Lack Of Specifics, Federal Judge Says

SAN DIEGO - Two car buyers' claims that a dealership violated the California unfair competition law (UCL) and Consumer Legal Remedies Act (CLRA) fail because the purchasers did not allege how they were harmed or state how each instance of alleged ...read more

Mealey's Antitrust/Unfair Competition - Conversion Of Rental Units To Tourist Lodging Illegal, City Attorney Says

SAN FRANCISCO - The owners of three homes in San Francisco illegally converted the properties from residential apartments into commercial tourist lodging after evicting longtime residents, including two who are disabled, from their apartments, the city ...read more

Mealey's Antitrust/Unfair Competition - Federal Judge Dismisses Suit Against EBay Lending Program

SALT LAKE CITY - A federal judge in Utah on May 23 granted eBay Inc. and PayPal Inc. affiliate Bill Me Later's (BML) motion to dismiss a putative class action in which a consumer alleges that the interest rates charged to him on a computer purchase ...read more

Mealey's Antitrust/Unfair Competition - Appeals Court: Noncompete Agreement Suit Not Aimed At Protected Activity

SANTA ANA, Calif. - Two companies' cross-claims under California's unfair competition law (UCL) that a rival company used illegal noncompete agreements with its employees to unlawfully compete with its competitors are not barred by the state's ...read more

Mealey's Antitrust/Unfair Competition - Consumer Should Have Discovered Alleged UCL Misconduct Earlier, Judge Says

SAN JOSE, Calif. - A woman's class action claims that Pfizer Inc. violated California's unfair competition law (UCL) by misrepresenting the effectiveness of antidepressant drug Zoloft are barred by the statute of limitations because she did not ...read more

Mealey's Antitrust/Unfair Competition - Judge: Restitution Claim By Homeowners Under UCL Can Proceed Against Allstate

SAN DIEGO - California homeowners cannot pursue a claim for injunctive relief under the state's unfair competition law in a breach of policy action against their insurer but can proceed with their restitution claim under the UCL, even though other ...read more

Mealey's Antitrust/Unfair Competition - UCL Claim Remains In Suit Over Alleged Blocking Of Text Messages To Smartphones

SAN JOSE, Calif. - A federal judge in California on Nov. 10 partially dismissed a putative class action case accusing Apple Inc. of unlawfully marketing its text-messaging service by not telling consumers that the service prevents former iPhone users ...read more

Mealey's Antitrust/Unfair Competition - California Federal Judge Declines To Dismiss Class Action Suit Over Late Fees

SAN FRANCISCO - A California federal judge on Jan. 29 declined to dismiss a putative class action case accusing a short-term car rental company of violating state law, including the unfair competition law (UCL) by setting late fees in an illegal manner ...read more

Mealey's Antitrust/Unfair Competition - California Supreme Court: Reverse Payments Can Be Challenged Under State Law

SAN FRANCISCO - A Fourth District California Court of Appeal ruling that the settlement of infringement litigation involving a generic form of the antibiotic Cipro did not constitute an illegal restraint of trade because the settlement term did not extend ...read more

Mealey's Antitrust/Unfair Competition - Federal Judge Finds Labeling Violations Are Predicate Unlawful Acts Under UCL

SAN FRANCISCO - A federal judge in California on May 27 granted plaintiffs' two motions for partial summary judgment in their class action suit accusing a manufacturer of cosmetic products of improperly labeling its products as organic in violation ...read more

Mealey's Antitrust/Unfair Competition - Federal Judge Declines To Dismiss UCL Claim From Loan Fraud Case

FRESNO, Calif. - A federal judge in California on June 10 declined to dismiss a state unfair competition claim (UCL) and an unjust enrichment claim brought under Utah law from a class action lawsuit accusing a homebuilder of instituting an illegal loan ...read more

Mealey's Antitrust/Unfair Competition - Federal Judge Dismisses UCL Claim Related To Bank's Denial Of Loan Modification

OAKLAND, Calif. - After finding that a property owner failed to allege facts to show that she had standing to bring a claim for violation of California's unfair competition law (UCL) or that a bank had a legal duty to her, a California federal judge ...read more

Mealey's Antitrust/Unfair Competition - Portions Of UCL Claims Remain In Class Suit Over 'Unsafe' Dog Bone

SAN DIEGO - A federal judge in California on July 30 left portions of claims for violations of the state's Consumers Legal Remedies Act (CLRA) and unfair competition law (UCL), as well as fraud and negligent misrepresentation, but dismissed all other ...read more

Mealey's Antitrust/Unfair Competition - California Court Affirms Denial Of Petition To Compel Arbitration Of UCL Claims

SAN FRANCISCO - A California appeals court on Oct. 2 affirmed a trial court's decision that a plaintiff did not have to arbitrate his claims for violation of California's unfair competition law (UCL) and breach of fiduciary duty against a law ...read more

Mealey's Antitrust/Unfair Competition - Federal Judge Finds Labeling On Toddler Food Is Not Deceptive

SAN FRANCISCO - After finding that a reasonable consumer would not be deceived by the labeling on a toddler food product, a California federal judge on Nov. 2 dismissed a consumer's claims for violation of California's unfair competition law ...read more

Mealey's Antitrust/Unfair Competition - Barnes & Noble Seeks Spoliation Sanctions Against False Advertising Plaintiff

SANTA ANA, Calif. - The lead plaintiff in a putative class action alleging violations of California's Consumers Legal Remedies Act (CLRA) engaged in spoliation by disposing of his computer's hard drive containing pertinent emails, Barnes & ...read more

Mealey's Antitrust/Unfair Competition - Judge Grants Dismissal Of UCL And Other Claims Against Dietary Supplement Maker

RIVERSIDE, Calif. - A California federal judge on May 31 granted a dietary supplement maker's motion to dismiss claims for violation of California's unfair competition law (UCL) and Consumers Legal Remedies Act (CLRA), finding no evidence that ...read more

Mealey's Antitrust/Unfair Competition - Some Claims Tossed, Some Survive Dismissal In Starbucks Underfill Suit

SAN FRANCISCO - A California federal judge on June 17 partially dismissed claims in a class action suit accusing Starbucks Corp. of underfilling its coffee beverages but leaving intact claims for breach of express warranty, violation California's ...read more

Mealey's Antitrust/Unfair Competition - 2 Claims Alleging Deceptive Labeling Of Fage Greek Yogurt Survive Dismissal Motion

NEW YORK - A New York federal judge on Sept. 28 allowed two claims alleging deceptive labeling on one line of Fage Greek yogurt under California Business and Professions Code Section 17200, et seq., and the California Consumers Legal Remedies Act (CLRA ...read more

Mealey's Antitrust/Unfair Competition - 9th Circuit Finds No Support For Borrower's UCL And Negligence Claims

SAN FRANCISCO - The Ninth Circuit U.S. Court of Appeals on Nov. 23 affirmed a district court's decision to dismiss claims for negligence and violation of California's unfair competition law (UCL), finding that a borrower's claims related to ...read more

Mealey's Antitrust/Unfair Competition - Judge Enters Default Ruling On Claims For Illegal Broadcast

SAN JOSE, Calif. - After the owners of a restaurant where a televised event was allegedly illegally broadcast failed to respond to claims for violation of California's unfair competition law (UCL) and other claims, a California federal judge on Nov ...read more

Mealey's Antitrust/Unfair Competition - Judge Dismisses UCL Claims Against Costco And Producer Of Prawns

SAN FRANCISCO - A California federal judge on Jan. 24 dismissed proposed class action claims for violation of California's unfair competition law (UCL) and other claims, finding that a consumer failed to show that she purchased prawns from a retailer ...read more