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Consumer Law

We routinely litigate appeals raising claims under various consumer protection statutes. We have particular expertise in responding to claims under the Unfair Competition Law (Business & Professions Code sections 17200 et seq.), and we have filed briefs in the California Supreme Court in many of the path-breaking UCL cases, including In re Tobacco Cases II (Brown) (2009) 46 Cal.4th 298, In re Tobacco Cases II (Daniels) (2007) 41 Cal.4th 1257, Korea Supply Co. v. Lockheed Martin Corp. (2003) 29 Cal.4th 1134, Kraus v. Trinity Management Services, Inc. (2000) 23 Cal.4th 116, Cel-Tech Communications, Inc. v. Los Angeles Cellular Telephone Co. (1999) 20 Cal.4th 163, Quelimane Co. v. Stewart Title Guaranty Co. (1998) 19 Cal.4th 26, Stop Youth Addiction, Inc. v. Lucky Stores, Inc. (1998) 17 Cal.4th 553, and Bank of the West v. Superior Court (1992) 2 Cal.4th 1254.

In addition to our in-depth work on UCL cases, we handle cases for defendants facing claims under the Consumer Legal Remedies Act (CLRA), the Automobile Sales Finance Act (ASFA), the Fair Credit Reporting Act (FCRA), the Consumer Credit Reporting Agencies Act (CCRAA), the Fair and Accurate Credit Transaction Act (FACTA), the Telephone Consumers Protection Act (TCPA), the Confidentiality of Medical Information Act, the False Claims Act (FCA), the Song-Beverly Consumer Warranty Act (Civ. Code § 1790 et seq.), and more.

Contact Lisa Perrochet or John A. Taylor, Jr. for more information about our Consumer Law practice.

Representative Wins

Representative Briefs

  • Sanchez v. Valencia Holding Co., LLC (2012)

    California Supreme Court amicus brief arguing that the Federal Arbitration Act preempts California unconscionability standard that invalidates arbitration procedures to the extent they unduly favor one party over the other, and that in any event such arbitration procedures are not unconscionable under state law because they do not shock the conscience.

  • Nelson v. Pearson Ford (2010)

    California appellate brief explaining construction of the Auto Sales Finance Act and Unfair Competition Law; challenging a judgment in favor of class action plaintiffs who claimed that aspects of an auto dealer’s purchase contracts constituted statutory violations that allowed buyers to both keep possession of their cars and obtain a windfall refund of the purchase payments for the cars.

  • Fairbanks v. Superior Court (Farmers) (2008)

    California Supreme Court amicus brief arguing that insurers provide neither “goods” nor “services,” and thus are not subject to the Consumer Legal Remedies Act.