Today's Daily Journal has a practice article called "Change in Unfair-Competition Law Begs 'Causation' Question." While the article is very defendant-oriented, it does highlight an interesting disagreement between two federal decisions on whether the UCL after Prop. 64 requires proof of "causation." Compare Laster v. T-Mobile USA, Inc., ___ F.Supp.2d ___, 2005 WL 3610616 (S.D. Cal. Nov. 30, 2005) with Anunziato v. eMachines, Inc., 402 F.Supp.2d 1133 (C.D. Cal. 2005). My original post on Anunziato is here, and ContractsProf Blog has more on Laster v. T-Mobile here.
As a programming note, my upcoming trial date has been continued, so I should be back to regular blogging soon. The new trial date will also allow me to accept PLI's invitation to speak on "Blogs and RSS Feeds" at their seminar "The Law Library 2006: Skills, Strategies and Solutions" on March 1, 2006. One of my co-speakers will be Susan Nevelow Mart, Adjunct Professor of Law at U.C. Hastings and co-author of LibraryLaw Blog.