Tag Archives: Unfair Claims Practices

California Court of Appeal Takes A Further Step Toward Reining In Unfair Competition Law

California’s Unfair Competition Act has generated an enormous amount of litigation, and has long been a target of tort reform groups. Those reform efforts met with an important success in 2004, when the voters approved Proposition 64, finding that the statute had been “misused by some private attorneys” to file “frivolous lawsuits as a means of … Continue Reading

California Appellate Court End-Runs Moradi-Shalal

The California Court of Appeal has issued an opinion which, if allowed to stand, threatens to eat away at the once-settled body of law that prohibits third-party claimants who were injured by an insured from suing the insured’s insurance company for unfair claims settlement practices under California Insurance Code § 790.03.  Over 20 years ago, the … Continue Reading