On February 10, 2010, the Supreme Court denied review and depublication in Cohen v. DirecTV, no. S177734. Justice Werdegar voted to grant review. Here is my original post on the case, and follow-up posts with some of the briefs.
On February 10, 2010, the Supreme Court granted review in Zhang v. Superior Court (Cal. Cap. Ins.), no. S178542. This case will address whether insurance companies enjoy any special exemption from UCL liability. The statement of issues on review reads:
(1) Can an insured bring a cause of action against its insurer under the unfair competition law (Bus. & Prof. Code, § 17200) based on allegations that the insurer misrepresents and falsely advertises that it will promptly and properly pay covered claims when it has no intention of doing so? (2) Does Moradi-Shalal v. Fireman's Fund Ins. Companies (1988) 46 Cal.3d 287 bar such an action?Here is my original post on the case. It has been added to my list of pending Supreme Court cases of interest.