Bailout For Calif. Class Action Plaintiffs Bar

Law360, New York (May 28, 2009, 12:00 AM EDT) -- The list of government bailouts grows with each passing day. The plaintiffs’ bar — specifically, those who file Unfair Competition Law class actions — cheerfully joins the ranks of the bailout recipients having received a stimulus package for their law practices, courtesy of the California Supreme Court.

The court’s holding in In Re Tobacco Cases II seriously undermines the impact of the California voters’ initiative to curb lawsuit abuse and opens once again the floodgates for class action lawyers to bring costly lawsuits for unfair competition...
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