Defenses And Limits Of Calif. Consumer Protection Laws

Law360, New York (February 27, 2017, 10:48 AM EST) -- Jason E. Fellner

Charles N. Bahlert California is often perceived as an "anti-business" and "pro-consumer" state, with numerous statutes regulating specific industries and laws designed to protect consumers from unlawful or misleading business practices. This article examines two statutes specifically — California's Unfair Competition Law and Consumers Legal Remedies Act — and the impact these statutes have on the liability of a working professional. The article first outlines the primary elements and available remedies of the UCL and CLRA, followed by an application from a recent lawsuit. Licensed professionals ought to be aware of these statutory schemes in their respective practice...

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