Court: Allegedly False Representations About Rating System Not Protected Speech

Court: Allegedly False Representations About Rating System Not Protected Speech

LOS ANGELES - An organization's class action attacks allegedly false representations about the nature of business ratings, not the protected activity of the ratings themselves, a California appellate court held Nov. 19 in affirming denial of a motion to strike state unfair competition law (UCL) Cal. Bus. & Prof. Code § 17200 claims (The League of California Homeowners v. The Better Business Bureau of The Southland, No. E053423, Calif. App., 4th Dist., Div. 2).

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