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California Law Revision Commission

-- Last revised 6/22/04 --

Unfair Competition - Study B-700

   This recommendation proposes revisions in the unfair competition law (Business and Professions Code Section 17200 et seq.) to limit the potential for abuse and to help ensure that the interests of the general public are adequately represented. The proposal focuses on the need to provide a degree of finality in representative actions to avoid repetitive claims on behalf of the general public and improve the settlement process. The proposal also imposes certain formalities that should inhibit the use of claims on behalf of the general public to increase leverage in disputes between business entities. Under the proposed revisions:

If you have questions or comments on this study, send email to Brian Hebert at

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