Mealey's Antitrust/Unfair Competition - Calif. Homeowner Adequately Pleads Fraud For UCL Claim, Appeals Panel Finds

Mealey's Antitrust/Unfair Competition - Calif. Homeowner Adequately Pleads Fraud For UCL Claim, Appeals Panel Finds

LOS ANGELES - A homeowner's claims against his burglar alarm company that its early termination fee is a fraudulent and deceptive business practice and violates California's unfair competition law are pleaded sufficiently enough to state a claim for fraud, a panel of the Second District California Court of Appeal held March 12 in reversing and remanding a trial court's judgment sustaining a demurrer to the homeowner's complaint (Sean Jaquez v. Protection One Alarm Monitoring, Inc., et al., No. B245829, Calif. App., 2nd Dist.).

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