Welcome to The UCL Practitioner, the first and only weblog on
California’s Unfair Competition Law (Bus.
& Prof. Code §§17200 et seq.). The blog also covers three overlapping areas of interest to attorneys litigating UCL claims: The Consumers Legal Remedies Act (Civ. Code §§1750 et seq.); California class action procedure; and California appellate practice. Relevant federal UCL and class action decisions (including caselaw interpreting the Class Action “Fairness” Act of 2005, Pub. L. No. 109-2, 119 Stat. 4 (codified in scattered sections of 28 U.S.C.)) also form an important part of the blog’s content.
The UCL Practitioner is by San Francisco class action attorney Kimberly A. Kralowec of The Kralowec Law Group. I handle class action and UCL litigation from beginning to end, with a special emphasis on drafting critical trial-level and appellate briefs. My other blog is The Appellate Practitioner. For my complete bio, and to learn more about the legal services I provide, click here. To contact me, click here.
- Text of Proposition 64
- Trial Court Orders
- Appellate Opinions
- Pending Appeals
- Appellate Briefs
- Ballot Materials
- Code Civ. Proc. §382
- Fed. R. Civ. P. 23
- Class Action "Fairness" Act
- Federal Judicial Center, Manual for Complex Litigation (4th ed. 2004)
- Leading California Class Certification Cases
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