UCL Class Certification After ‘Tobacco II’
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Few consumer protection statutes nationwide are as expansive as California’s Unfair Competition Law, a statute that protects consumers from “unlawful, unfair or fraudulent” business practices. On May 19, 2009, the California Supreme Court decided In re Tobacco II, 46 Cal.4th 298, which many practitioners believed would relax the requirements for certifying future UCL consumer class actions.