Eliminating A Standing Requirement Under Calif. UCL, FAL

Law360, New York (March 5, 2012, 1:32 PM EST) -- While restitution and injunctive relief are both available remedies under California’s Unfair Competition Law (Business & Professions Code § 17200, et seq.) (“UCL”) and False Advertising Law (Business & Professions Code § 17500, et seq.) (“FAL”), in two recent decisions the California Supreme Court unequivocally rejected the formerly held statutory interpretation that an entitlement to restitution is a prerequisite for standing under the UCL and FAL.

In Kwikset Corp. v. Superior Court, 51 Cal.4th 310 (2011) and Clayworth v. Pfizer Inc., 49 Cal.4th 758 (2010), the...
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