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CALIFORNIA'S UNFAIR COMPETITION LAW was the strongest consumer protection law of its kind in the United States when Proposition 64 drastically scaled it back this past November. The initiative, which passed by a 59-to-41 percent margin, eliminated the ability of any Californian to use the Unfair Competition Law to prevent unfair, deceptive or illegal acts by a business. The law now requires an individual to have personally lost "money or property" in order to bring a company to court and stop an unfair practice. Proposition 64 also did away with suits to prevent any harm that is not measured in dollars, ...
On August 21, 2009, Judge John Gleeson of the United States District Court for the Eastern District of New York overruled a magistrate judge’s recommendation to dismiss antitrust and other claims asserted in a multi-district putative class action against domestic and foreign airlines that provide airfreight-shipping services. See In Re Air Cargo Shipping Services Antitrust Litigation , 06-MD-1775 (JG) (VVP) (MDL No. 1775) (the “Opinion”). The Air Cargo case arises from investigations into the air cargo industry by competition authorities around the globe. Plaintiffs are ... Read More
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