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Wednesday, August 27, 2003

Free 17200 Info (And Drinks!)

My firm will be presenting seminars on California Business and Professions Code Section 17200, from 2:00 - 5:00 p.m. on September 17 in both Philadelphia and New York. In recent years it has become extremely common for business suits under California law to include Section 17200 claims:

If you do or hope to do business in California, you need to know about Business & Professions Code Section 17200, a weapon increasingly used by creative plaintiffs to enjoin often commonplace business practices and, moreover, to seek restitution and disgorgement of profits. This consumer protection statute has been described by one Justice of the California Supreme Court as a "standardless, limitless attorney fees machine."

The reference is to Justice Brown's dissent in Stop Youth Addiction, Inc. v. Lucky Stores, Inc., 17 Cal. 4th 553, 598 (1998). The free seminars will feature some of our California experts in this area, but space is limited. If you or someone you know might be interested in attending, please contact Paul Bistline.

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