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Calif. High Court Could Limit DA Enforcement Actions

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Calif. High Court Could Limit DA Enforcement Actions

Law360 (June 17, 2020, 3:39 PM EDT) — Within the next month, the California Supreme Court is set to decide a case that could have far-reaching implications for local prosecutors’ enforcement of claims under the Unfair Competition Law, or UCL. The Supreme Court’s ruling is likely to have a significant impact on companies that defend against UCL actions.

In April, the Supreme Court heard argument in Abbott Laboratories et al. v. Superior Court (Rackauckas). The court granted review of an appellate decision holding that a district attorney did not have authority to recover civil penalties and restitution for UCL claims occurring outside of his district. That decision altered a…

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