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Mealey's Antitrust/Unfair Competition - Judge Finds Hoverboard Seller Infringed On Trademarks, Awards $1M

LOS ANGELES - A California federal judge on April 20 granted a motion filed by the owner of certain trademarks for summary judgment on its other claims for infringement and counterfeiting of a registered mark, awarding it $1 million in damages (UL LLC v. The Space Chariot Inc., et al., No. 2:16-cv-08172...

Mealey's Antitrust/Unfair Competition - 9th Circuit Certifies Question On Interest Rates To California High Court

SAN FRANCISCO - The Ninth Circuit U.S. Court of Appeals on April 21 certified a question to the California Supreme Court on whether high interest rates on consumer loans violated California finance law (Eduardo De La Torre, et al. v. CashCall Inc., Nos. 14-17571, 15-15042, 9th Cir., 2017 U.S. App. LEXIS...

Mealey's Banking & Finance - ACA Medical Loss Ratio Includes Insurer's Settlement Payments, Judge Says

LOS ANGELES - More than $34 million an insurer paid as a result of improperly categorizing out-of-network providers counts as incurred claims for purposes of the Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act (ACA)'s medical loss ratio (MLR), a federal judge in California held May 1 in denying remand...

Mealey's Antitrust/Unfair Competition - 9th Circuit Reverses Dismissal Of Insured's UCL Claims Against AARP

PASADENA, Calif. - The Ninth Circuit U.S. Court of Appeals on May 2 reversed a district court's dismissal of an insured's claims for violation of California's unfair competition law (UCL), finding that he plausibly stated a claim that an insurer was soliciting insurance in California without...

Mealey's Antitrust/Unfair Competition - 9th Circuit Affirms Dismissal Of Conspiracy Claims Against Regal Entertainment

PASADENA, Calif. - The Ninth Circuit U.S. Court of Appeals on May 23 affirmed a district court's dismissal of claims asserted by a movie theater owner against a competitor, finding that since its claims for violation of the Cartwright Act failed, its other causes of action for violation of California's...

Mealey's Antitrust/Unfair Competition - California Court Affirms $6.8M Penalty Imposed On Overstock For Inflated Pricing

SAN FRANCISCO - A California appeals court on June 2 affirmed a trial court's decision to impose $6,828,000 in civil penalties against an online retailer after determining that it violated California's unfair competition law (UCL) and false advertising law (FAL) when it made untrue and misleading...

Mealey's Antitrust/Unfair Competition - California Court Affirms Order Denying Fees In Health Privacy Case

SACRAMENTO, Calif. - A California appeals panel on June 9 affirmed a trial court's ruling that a patient, who alleged that a health care provider violated her privacy when it submitted her private health records as exhibits to a complaint in a debt collection action, did not err when it refused to...

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 - 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 - 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 - 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 - Panel Affirms Denial Of Injunction In RightFax Trademark Dispute

LOS ANGELES - A California appeals panel on Aug. 24 affirmed a trial court's decision to grant an injunction enjoining a software services company from using the RightFax trademark, finding that the owner of the mark failed to show that it would likely succeed on the merits of its claims for violation...

Mealey's Antitrust/Unfair Competition - Panel Affirms Dismissal Of Anti-SLAPP Motion, Finds Tenant Waived Argument

LOS ANGELES - A California panel on Sept. 18 affirmed a trial court's decision to grant a hotel management company's strategic lawsuit against public participation motion in relation to a tenant's causes of action for violation of California's unfair competition law (UCL), invasion of...

Mealey's Antitrust/Unfair Competition - UCL Suit Filed Over Equifax Data Breach On Behalf Of California

SAN FRANCISCO - A San Francisco city attorney on Sept. 26 sued Equifax Inc. in California state court on behalf of the people of the state of California, alleging violation of the state's unfair competition law (UCL) based on the company's purported failure to maintain proper security procedures...

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 - 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 - 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 - 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 - California Panel Reverses Dismissal Of City's UCL Claims Against Contractors

LOS ANGELES - After finding that the city of Los Angeles' claims that a company and its owner conspired with subcontractors to pay employees wages less than the prevailing rate while working on a construction project were sufficient to support a claim for violation of California's unfair competition...

Mealey's Antitrust/Unfair Competition - 9th Circuit Finds Weight Loss Supplement Maker Did Not Represent Results

SAN FRANCISCO - After finding that a consumer failed to show that a research group made false misrepresentations about the proven results of its weight loss product, the Ninth Circuit U.S. Court of Appeals on Dec. 15 affirmed a district court's dismissal of his claims for violation of California's...

Mealey's Antitrust/Unfair Competition - 9th Circuit Affirms Dismissal Of UCL, Other Claims As Barred By Securities Law

SAN FRANCISCO - The Ninth Circuit U.S. Court of Appeals on Dec. 29 affirmed a district court's dismissal of claims for violation of California's unfair competition law (UCL) and other claims asserted against a financial services firm in relation to trades it made to a securities company, finding...

Mealey's Antitrust/Unfair Competition - California Court Upholds Dismissal Of UCL, Fraud Claims Against Hotel

LOS ANGELES - A California appeals court on Jan. 4 affirmed a trial court's ruling in favor of a hotel owner and its employees, finding that a tenant, who was evicted, failed to show that they violated California's unfair competition law (UCL) or fraudulently concealed information from him (Troy...

Mealey's Antitrust/Unfair Competition - Panel Finds Loan Was Not Void, Affirms Dismissal Of UCL, Fraud Claims

SANTA ANA, Calif. - A California appeals court on Jan. 5 affirmed the dismissal of claims for violation of California's unfair competition law (UCL), fraud and other claims asserted against lenders and a loan servicer, finding that borrowers failed to show that their original loan was void (Andrea...

Mealey's Antitrust/Unfair Competition - California Court Finds Solar Energy Firm Did Not Need Contractor's License

LOS ANGELES - A California court on Feb. 1 affirmed a trial court's dismissal of a purchaser's class action claims for violation of California's unfair competition law (UCL) and another California law against a solar energy products company, finding that the company was not required to be...

Mealey's Antitrust/Unfair Competition - High Court Finds UCL Claim Is Not Preempted By Federal Health And Safety Law

SAN FRANCISCO - The California Supreme Court on Feb. 8 reversed an appeals court finding that a district attorney's claims for violation of California's unfair competition law (UCL) and false advertising law asserted against a plastics maker in relation to an explosion that killed two employees...