Mealey's Antitrust/Unfair Competition - California Federal Judge: Consumers Failed To Show Knowledge, Concealment

Mealey's Antitrust/Unfair Competition - California Federal Judge: Consumers Failed To Show Knowledge, Concealment

SAN DIEGO - Consumer class action claims under the California unfair competition law (UCL) that a manufacturer fraudulently concealed that its hair dryers were defective fail because the consumers did not sufficiently allege that the manufacturer had exclusive knowledge of material facts not known to the consumers or that the manufacturer actively concealed a material fact from the consumers, a federal judge held April 17 (Cynthia L. Czuchaj v. Conair Corporation, No. 13-cv-1901, S.D. Calif.; 2014 U.S. Dist. LEXIS 54415).

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