This morning at 9:00 a.m., the Supreme Court will hear oral argument in in Kwikset Corp. v. Superior Court (Benson), no. S171845, in which the issue on revivew is as follows:
Does a plaintiff's allegation that he purchased a product in reliance on the product label's misrepresentation about a characteristic of the product satisfy the requirement for standing under the Unfair Competition Law (Bus. & Prof. Code, section 17200 et seq.) that the plaintiff allege a loss of money or property, or is such a plaintiff unable to allege the required loss of money or property because he obtained the benefit of his bargain by receiving the product in exchange for the payment?
The Court of Appeal opinion, which found no standing under those facts, is here: Kwikset Corp. v. Superior Court (Benson), 171 Cal.App.4th 645 (2009) (rev. granted 06/10/09).
I'm planning to attend the argument and will endeavor to provide a report later in the week.