Schwarzenegger to Terminate Private Lawyer Abuses of State's Unfair Competition Law

By Loretta Macktal, Executive Assistant to the Vice President, Government Relations

Capitol Update, Oct. 10, 2003 Share this on FacebookTweet thisEmail this to a friend

Governor-elect Schwarzenegger has expressed interest in reforming the state's Unfair Competition Law.

The UCL allows frivolous lawsuits and outrageous settlements that unfairly impact business and significantly increase the cost of goods and services for California consumers.

Schwarzenegger has indicated that he would like to require public notice of settlements and require the settlements to be approved by the court. CMTA would go further and add a requirement that actual harmed individuals are involved and that parties cannot be sued for the same violation over and over and over again. CMTA applauds Schwarzenegger for his commitment to reform this law and we are encouraged by his desire to preserve the power of state, county, and city attorneys to bring lawsuits on behalf of the public, as opposed to private attorneys.
Read more Regulatory / Legal articles

Capitol updates archive 989898989