Calif. Appeals Court Nixes Blue Cross Demurrer Bid

Law360, New York (December 16, 2009, 7:43 PM EST) -- A California state appeals court has affirmed a lower court's dismissal of a demurrer by a group of insurers that said the Los Angeles city attorney's office lacks the authority to bring unfair competition and false advertising claims against it.

The California Court of Appeal's Second Appellate District issued an order Tuesday rejecting the contention by Wellpoint Inc. and its Blue Cross subsidiaries that courts are precluded from ruling on the suit — and the city attorney is precluded from filing it — because authority to...
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