Mealey's Antitrust/Unfair Competition - 9th Circuit: Debt Collection Claims Should Be Heard By State Court

Mealey's Antitrust/Unfair Competition - 9th Circuit: Debt Collection Claims Should Be Heard By State Court

PASADENA, Calif. - A federal district court properly dismissed some California unfair competition law (UCL) claims in a consumer class action alleging unlawful debt collection practices but should have remanded other UCL claims under the Rooker-Feldman doctrine, the Ninth Circuit U.S. Court of Appeals held June 2 in an unpublished opinion (Kimberly Grant v. Unifund CCR, LLC, et al., No. 12-56641, 9th Cir.; 2014 U.S. App. LEXIS 10208).

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