Policyholder's UCL Claims Barred, Calif. Justices Hear

Law360, San Francisco (May 8, 2013, 10:08 PM EDT) -- California Capital Insurance Co. urged the California Supreme Court on Wednesday to nix a client's false advertising suit against it under the Golden State's unfair competition law, arguing the high court's ruling in a 1988 case bars such claims.

The insurer says plaintiff Yanting Zhang can't make a UCL claim in her case because the court's ruling in Moradi-Shalal v. Fireman's Fund Insurance Cos. barred private actions for violations of the Unfair Insurance Practices Act. Zhang's lawsuit claims the insurance company refused to approve appropriate payment...
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