Attorneys Author Article Discussing Upcoming California State Supreme Court Decision

Daily Journal (California)

This article, authored by commercial litigation partner Khai LeQuang and antitrust and competition of counsel Howard Ullman, discusses an upcoming decision by the California State Supreme Court involving insured parties claims under California's Unfair Competition Law. An excerpt from the article is included below.

The state Supreme Court will soon decide whether insureds can bring claims under California's Unfair Competition Law, Cal. Bus. and Prof. Code Section 17200 (the "UCL"), when the underlying challenged conduct also violates the California Unfair Insurance Practices Act (CUIPA), Cal. Ins. Code Section 790.3, which does not itself provide for a private cause of action. The Supreme Court should allow such UCL claims to proceed, as some lower courts have held, including the Courts of Appeal in the cases discussed below.