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Mealey's Antitrust/Unfair Competition - Judge Finds TILA Claim Under UCL Is Not A Basis For Jurisdiction, Remands

LOS ANGELES - Although part of a borrower's claim for violation of California's unfair competition law (UCL) asserted a violation of the Truth in Lending Act (TILA), a California federal judge on Nov. 1 found that removal by a group of mortgage-related entities was improper and remanded the case...

Mealey's Antitrust/Unfair Competition - Judge Enters Default, Awards Damages For Infringement Of Fitness Product Marks

LOS ANGELES - A California federal judge on Nov. 6 entered a default ruling in favor of a health and fitness company on its claims for violation of California's unfair competition law (UCL) and trademark infringement against a company that was selling its products online, awarding the owner of the...

Mealey's Antitrust/Unfair Competition - California Court Grants Judgment For Lender On Junk Fax Claims

SAN DIEGO - A California federal judge on Nov. 6 granted summary judgment for a small business lender, finding that it did not violate California's unfair competition law (UCL) and other state laws when it sent various small business owners "junk faxes" (David Meyer, et al. v. Capital Alliance...

Mealey's Antitrust/Unfair Competition - Judge Clarifies Fact, Opinion Work Product In Patent Antitrust Suit

SAN JOSE, Calif. - Responding to discovery disputes by the parties in a lawsuit alleging monopolization and false advertising of patents for specialty medical software, a California federal judge on Nov. 6 clarified a previous order compelling production, differentiating between fact and opinion work...

Mealey's Antitrust/Unfair Competition - California Court Affirms Dismissal Of UCL Claim Against Payment Services Firm

LOS ANGELES - A California appeals court on Nov. 9 found that a lower court did not err when it sustained a county payment services company's demurrer as to claims asserted by a user of the service for violation of California's unfair competition law (UCL) and civil code, finding that the company...

Mealey's Antitrust/Unfair Competition - Class Suit Over Labeling, Source Of Latex For Condoms Survives Dismissal Bid

SAN DIEGO - A plaintiff's failure to allege exactly what percentage of latex used in Trojan brand condoms is sourced outside the United States does not doom his class complaint alleging that the packaging stating the items are "Made in U.S.A." violates California law, a California federal...

Mealey's Antitrust/Unfair Competition - Judge Remands UCL, HBOR Claims To California Court, Finds Trustee Is Not Immune

LOS ANGELES - After finding that a trustee named in an action filed by a borrower was not a sham defendant, a California federal judge on Nov. 13 remanded her causes of action for violation of California's unfair competition law (UCL), wrongful foreclosure and other claims to a state court (Nancy...

Mealey's Antitrust/Unfair Competition - Uber Hit With Class Suit For Alleged Harassment, Assaults By Drivers

SAN FRANCISCO - Uber Technologies Inc. has failed to perform adequate background checks on its drivers prior to hiring and has failed to monitor them after hiring, resulting in passengers - primarily females - suffering sexual harassment and assaults, two unnamed Jane Does allege in a Nov. 14 class complaint...

Mealey's Antitrust/Unfair Competition - Court Finds UCL, Labor Code Claims Are Not Subject To Arbitration

SAN FRANCISCO - A California appeals court on Nov. 15 found that an employee's claims for violation of the California Labor Code and California's unfair competition law (UCL) were excluded from a mandatory arbitration provision, affirming a court's decision refusing to compel arbitration...

Mealey's Antitrust/Unfair Competition - Amended Class Complaint Filed Over Fraudulent TurboTax Filings

SAN JOSE, Calif. - In the wake of orders partly dismissing their claims and compelling arbitration of some parties' claims, the plaintiffs in a putative class action against Intuit Inc. filed an amended complaint in California federal court Nov. 17, restating negligence and unfair competition claims...

Mealey's Antitrust/Unfair Competition - Uber Announces Massive Data Breach, Hit With Class Complaint

LOS ANGELES - The same day Uber Technologies Inc. revealed in a Nov. 21 statement that it had experienced a data breach in late 2016, a class action complaint was filed against the ride-hailing firm in California federal court, alleging negligence, invasion of privacy and unfair competition (Alejandro...

Mealey's Antitrust/Unfair Competition - Judge Certifies Class Of Purchasers Of Fitbit Sleep Tracking Devices

SAN FRANCISCO - A California federal judge on Nov. 20 granted a motion filed by purchasers of devices made by Fitbit Inc. to certify class for violation of California and Florida law in relation to alleged misrepresentations about sleep tracking, but found that a claim for negligent misrepresentation...

Mealey's Antitrust/Unfair Competition - Court Finds Bank's Demurrer To UCL, TILA Claims Was Property Sustained

SAN JOSE, Calif. - A California appeals court on Nov. 21 found that a trial court properly sustained a bank's demurrer as to numerous claims asserted by former property owners, including claims for violation of California's unfair competition law (UCL) and the Truth in Lending Act (TILA), finding...

Mealey's Antitrust/Unfair Competition - California Court Affirms Damages Ruling For Purchaser Of Defective Vehicle

LOS ANGELES - After finding that a lower court did not err when it awarded the purchaser of a defective vehicle damages for violations of California's unfair competition law (UCL) and other laws based on a breach of warranty, a California appeals court on Nov. 27 affirmed a ruling awarding her general...

Mealey's Antitrust/Unfair Competition - Judge Finds Actuary Failed To Show Economic Damages Under UCL

SAN JOSE, Calif. - A California federal judge on Nov. 28 granted an insurance brokerage company's motion to dismiss claims for violation of California's unfair competition law (UCL) and allegations that an anti-raiding provision signed by its former sales contractors was invalid but allowed several...

Mealey's Antitrust/Unfair Competition - Amazon Fulfillment Center Fails To Provide Full Pay, Breaks, Class Suit Alleges

SACRAMENTO, Calif. - A Sacramento fulfillment center for Amazon.com regularly schedules employees to work shifts that are 10 hours or longer and fails to provide the workers with pay for their entire shifts and a third rest break, one of the employees alleges in a class complaint filed Nov. 27 in the...

Mealey's Antitrust/Unfair Competition - Diabetic Test Strip Class Action Transferred, Joins Insulin Class Actions

SEATTLE - A federal lawsuit alleging collusion between pharmacy benefit managers (PBMs) and diabetic test strip manufacturers was transferred Nov. 28 from a Washington federal court to a New Jersey federal court to join other lawsuits alleging collusion between PBMs and insulin makers (Jeanine Prescott...

Mealey's Antitrust/Unfair Competition - Judge Finds No Facts To Support Borrowers Claims Against Mortgage Trust

SAN FRANCISCO - A California federal judge on Nov. 29 granted a trust's motion to dismiss claims for violation of California's unfair competition law UCL, wrongful foreclosure and other causes of action asserted by a borrower, finding that all of the claims were barred by a statute of limitations...

Mealey's Antitrust/Unfair Competition - California Court Affirms Dismissal Of Borrower's UCL, Wrongful Foreclosure Claims

LOS ANGELES - A California appeals court on Dec. 4 affirmed a court's decision granting demurrers filed by mortgage-related entities on claims for violation of California's unfair competition law (UCL) and wrongful foreclosure, affirming the dismissal of the case (Richard Traister v. Ocwen Loan...

Mealey's Antitrust/Unfair Competition - Judge Finds Late Fees Charged For Apartment Rental Did Not Violate UCL

SAN DIEGO - A California federal judge on Dec. 1 granted a motion to dismiss claims for violation of California's unfair competition law (UCL) and a claim related to debt collection asserted against landlords, finding that their alleged practice of charging late fees was neither unfair nor fraudulent...

Mealey's Antitrust/Unfair Competition - Judge Finds No Facts To Support Claim That Insurer Wrongfully Terminated Polices

LOS ANGELES - A California federal judge on Dec. 4 dismissed insureds' claims for violation of California's unfair competition law (UCL) and breach of contract, finding that they failed to show that an insurer's termination of their life insurance policies was unreasonable (Arthur Avazian...

Mealey's Antitrust/Unfair Competition - Federal Judge Compels Arbitration Of License Agreement Dispute To SIAC

SAN FRANCISCO - After finding that a valid arbitration agreement existed between companies in relation to an agreement for the use and sale of certain trademarks owned by Sharp Corp., a California federal judge on Dec. 5 compelled claims for fraud, rescission and violation of California's unfair...

Mealey's Antitrust/Unfair Competition - Expert's Opinions Allowed In Class Action Over Fitbit's Sleep-Tracking Mode

SAN FRANCISCO - A California federal judge on Dec. 8, in denying summary judgment to Fitbit Inc. on class claims that the sleep-tracking functions on its devices do not work, ruled that the opinions of a plaintiffs' expert who tested the devices are reliable and relevant (James Brickman, et al. v...

Mealey's Antitrust/Unfair Competition - Judge Orders Parties To Provide Additional Information On UCL, Fraud Damages

SAN FRANCISCO - A California federal judge on Dec. 12 refused to remand a consumer's claims for violation of California's unfair competition law (UCL) and fraud against a rental car service until the parties can conduct additional discovery on whether the case meets the federal amount-in-controversy...

Mealey's Antitrust/Unfair Competition - LinkedIn, Analytics Firm Debate CFAA, UCL Principles In 9th Circuit Briefs

SAN FRANCISCO - In a Dec. 11 reply brief seeking reversal of an injunction preventing it from blocking a data analytics firm from scraping user information from its site, LinkedIn Corp. tells the Ninth Circuit U.S. Court of Appeals that the plaintiff's activities violated the Computer Fraud and Abuse...