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Mealey's Antitrust/Unfair Competition - 9th Circuit Finds Court Did Not Err In Dismissing UCL, Foreclosure Claims

SAN FRANCISCO - After finding that borrowers failed to show that two banks violated California's unfair competition law (UCL) or wrongfully foreclosed on their property, the Ninth Circuit U.S. Court of Appeals on July 13 affirmed a district court's dismissal of their complaint (Brock Williams...

Mealey's Antitrust/Unfair Competition - Class UCL Suit Sent Back To California For Reconsideration Of Forum

TULSA, Okla. - An Oklahoma federal judge on July 14 sent a class complaint alleging unfair business practices back to California for reconsideration of a business contract's forum-selection clause, noting that the case presents an "extraordinary situation where a transfer order is clearly erroneous...

Mealey's Antitrust/Unfair Competition - Judge Dismisses Federal Claims Related To PACE Programs Against Governments

RIVERSIDE, Calif. - After finding that Property Assessed Clean Energy (PACE) programs are considered tax assessments and are not regulated by the Truth in Lending Act (TILA) and another federal law, a California federal judge on July 17 granted a motion filed by several government entities and a company...

Mealey's Antitrust/Unfair Competition - Partial Summary Judgment Granted In Blood Reagent Antitrust MDL

PHILADELPHIA - Blood reagent manufacturer Ortho-Clinical Diagnostics Inc. will face antitrust allegations that a 2001 price increase was fixed and that the defendant fraudulently concealed relevant facts from purchasers, a Pennsylvania federal judge ruled July 19 (In Re: Blood Reagents Antitrust Litigation...

Mealey's Antitrust/Unfair Competition - Judge Finds Charges Were Not Mandatory, Grants Dismissal For Landlords

SACRAMENTO, Calif. - A California federal judge on July 21 granted a motion to dismiss the majority of the claims asserted against the owners and managers of several apartment complexes in relation to additional fees, but found that tenants sufficiently alleged that additional charges for laundry machines...

Mealey's Antitrust/Unfair Competition - Judge Vacates Default Ruling In Athletic Apparel Trademark Infringement Case

SAN DIEGO - A California federal judge on July 24 set aside a default ruling entered against the chief operating officer of an apparel company that allegedly infringed on another entity's trademark in violation of federal trademark law and California's unfair competition law (UCL), finding that...

Mealey's Antitrust/Unfair Competition - Class Certification Denied For False Advertising Claims In Apple App Privacy Suit

SAN FRANCISCO - The plaintiffs in a putative class action over the sharing of contact information on devices made by Apple Inc. saw their class certification motion denied July 25, with a California federal judge finding that the plaintiffs failed to establish the necessary predominance factors in their...

Mealey's Antitrust/Unfair Competition - Judge Refuses To Remand UCL Claim Against Wells Fargo To California Court

RIVERSIDE, Calif. - A California federal judge on July 24 refused to remand claims for violation of California's unfair competition law (UCL) and other causes of action against a bank, finding that complete diversity jurisdiction between the parties exists and that the amount-in-controversy requirement...

Mealey's Antitrust/Unfair Competition - Federal Judge Allows Borrower To Replead Foreclosure-Related Claims

LOS ANGELES - After finding that a borrower's claims for wrongful foreclosure and fraud were not sufficiently pleaded, a California federal judge on July 24 granted a motion filed by lenders to dismiss claims against them with leave to amend and refused to remand the case to a California state court...

Mealey's Antitrust/Unfair Competition - Judge Refuses To Remove UCL, Fraud Claims From Bankruptcy Court

CHARLESTON, S.C. - After finding that defendants in a bankruptcy court adversary proceeding waived their right to a jury trial and that they may be engaging in forum shopping, a South Carolina federal judge on July 25 refused to withdraw a consolidated case in which an insurer asserts causes of action...

Mealey's Antitrust/Unfair Competition - Preliminary Approval Sought For Settlement In Seagate Phishing Class Action

SAN FRANCISCO - A group of Seagate Technology LLC employees on July 27 moved for preliminary approval of a putative class action over a 2016 phishing incident at the company that exposed their personally identifiable information (PII), asking a California federal court to greenlight relief in the form...

Mealey's Antitrust/Unfair Competition - No Federal Question In Suit Over Casino's Management, Judge Says In Dismissing

FRESNO, Calif. - A casino consultant's state law claims that it suffered damages when an Indian tribe failed to obtain federal approval of a management agreement between the parties cannot be litigated in federal court because they do not implicate a federal law, a federal judge in California held...

Mealey's Antitrust/Unfair Competition - Judge Finds UCL Class Claims Against Emergency Medical Entities Can Proceed

SAN DIEGO - After finding that wages provided for under California labor code are considered wages and constitute restitution, a California federal judge on July 31 refused to dismiss a claim for violation of California's unfair competition law (UCL) asserted by a group of ambulance and emergency...

Mealey's Antitrust/Unfair Competition - Federal Judge Refuses To Enjoin Bank From Foreclosing On Property

SAN FRANCISCO - A California federal judge on Aug. 1 denied a borrower's request for a temporary restraining order enjoining a foreclosure on her property, finding that she failed to show that she would likely succeed on the merits (Jeff Velasquez v. Wells Fargo, N.A., et al., No. 17-cv-03868, N...

Mealey's Antitrust/Unfair Competition - Federal Judge Remands UCL Claims Related To Alleged Generic Drug Scheme

LOS ANGELES - A California federal judge on July 31 remanded a case in which the People of the State of California assert claims for violation of California's unfair competition law against numerous pharmaceutical companies and drugmakers, finding that the real plaintiff in the case is the state...

Mealey's Antitrust/Unfair Competition - Court Finds Judge Erred In Dismissing UCL, Wrongful Foreclosure Claims

SAN FRANCISCO - After finding that a borrower sufficiently alleged facts to support his claims for violation of California's unfair competition law (UCL) and wrongful foreclosure against two lenders, a California appeals panel on Aug. 2 reversed a decision granting dismissal of his claims against...

Mealey's Antitrust/Unfair Competition - Judge Dismisses Kosher Product Mislabeling Claims For Lack Of Jurisdiction

SAN FRANCISCO - A California federal judge on Aug. 3 granted a candy maker and seller's motion to dismiss a class action lawsuit filed against it in relation to alleged mislabeling of its kosher products, finding that the amount in controversy did not meet a $5 million jurisdictional requirement...

Mealey's Antitrust/Unfair Competition - Judge Refuses To Dismiss Securities, UCL Claims Asserted By Club Investor

SAN DIEGO - After finding that the manager of a nightclub development company fraudulently induced an investor into investing money for the development of a new club, a California federal judge on Aug. 7 refused to dismiss the investor's claims for violation of California's unfair competition...

Mealey's Antitrust/Unfair Competition - $22.5 Million Google Adwords Settlement Is Granted Final Approval

SAN JOSE, Calif. - A California federal judge on Aug. 7 granted final approval of a $22.5 million settlement of a class action over Google Inc.'s AdWords program under California's unfair competition law (UCL) and false advertising law (FAL) (In Re Google AdWords Litigation, No. 5:08-cv-03369...

Mealey's Antitrust/Unfair Competition - Walgreens, CVS Hit With Class Suits Alleging Generic Drug Overpricing

CHICAGO - Two groups of consumers, both represented by Hagens Berman, filed two separate class complaints, one in the U.S. District Court for the District of Rhode Island on Aug. 7 and the second in the U.S. District Court for the Northern District of Illinois on Aug. 9, accusing CVS Health Corp. and...

Mealey's Antitrust/Unfair Competition - California Appeals Panel: Long-Term Renters Suing Airbnb Lack Standing Under UCL

SAN FRANCISCO - A class of long-term renters suing Airbnb Inc. in part for injury in fact due to the company's short-term renters causing damage to common resources failed to demonstrate standing under California's unfair competition law (UCL), a California appellate panel ruled Aug. 10 in an...

Mealey's Antitrust/Unfair Competition - Class Suit By 'On Call' Workers Seeking Breaks Is Sent Back To State Court

SACRAMENTO, Calif. - A California federal judge on Aug. 9 ruled that a class lawsuit by retail "key carrier" employees who claim that they were denied rest and meal breaks because they were always on call belongs in state court because the defendant failed to meet its heightened burden of proving...

Mealey's Antitrust/Unfair Competition - Michigan Federal Judge Dismisses Suit Alleging Defective Dodge Rotary Shifters

DETROIT - A consumer accusing FCA US LLC of selling certain Dodge Ram and Dodge Durango models with allegedly defective gearshift systems that cause rollaway incidents when the cars indicated they were in park failed to state a claim under California's unfair competition law (UCL) for any affirmative...

Mealey's Antitrust/Unfair Competition - Subbing Plaintiff Denied 3 Years After Deadline In Frito-Lay Labeling Class Suit

SAN FRANCISCO - A California federal judge on Aug. 14 denied a motion to substitute the lead plaintiff in a class lawsuit over the labeling on certain Frito-Lay North America Inc. products, finding that the plaintiffs failed to show that there was good cause for allowing the substitution more than three...

Mealey's Antitrust/Unfair Competition - LinkedIn Enjoined From Blocking Analytics Firm's Access To Data

SAN FRANCISCO - In an Aug. 14 ruling, a California federal judge enjoined LinkedIn Corp. from denying a data analytics company access to publicly available information on its professional social networking site, finding no support for LinkedIn's argument that the access violated the Computer Fraud...