The July/August 2008 issue of CAOC's Forum magazine just arrived in the mail. It has my latest article, "UCL Standing to Seek Injunctive Relief: Is a Restitutionary Loss Required?" The article addresses two opposing federal decisions on that topic, Walker v. USAA Casualty Insurance Co. 474 F.Supp.2d 1168 (E.D. Cal. Feb. 12, 2007) and G&C Auto Body Inc. v. Geico General Insurance Co., 2007 WL 4350907 (N.D. Cal. Dec. 12, 2007). Focusing on the language of the UCL and relevant California decisional law, the article explains why a loss amounting to "damages" is sufficient to confer UCL standing, regardless of whether the loss also constitutes recoverable "restitution."
The article will soon be available at CAOC's website to CAOC members only. Other plaintiff-side attorneys, government lawyers, judges, research attorneys, etc., should email me at firstname.lastname@example.org if you would like a copy of the article.