Californians for Disability Rights v. Mervyn's LLC, S131798
Proposition 64, which limited standing to sue under California's statutory unfair competition and false advertising laws, governs pending cases. This opinion precedes the companion case of Branick v. Downey Sav. & Loan Association, __ Cal.4th __, (July 24, 2006, S132433).
- Decided 07/24/2006
- Published 07/24/2006
Supreme Court of California
Rosen, Bien & Asaro, Andrea G. Asaro, San Francisco, Holly M. Baldwin; Zelle, Hofmann, Voelbel, Mason & Gette, Daniel S. Mason, San Francisco; Disability Rights Advocates, Sidney Wolinsky, Monica Goracke, Laurence W. Paradis, Oakland; The Sturdevant Law Firm, James C. Sturdevant and Monique Olivier, San Francisco, for Plaintiff and Appellant., Robinson, Calcagnie & Robinson, Sharon J. Arkin, Newport Beach; Arias, Ozzello & Gignac, Los Angeles, and H. Scott Leviant, Tarzana, for Consumer Attorneys of California, Janice Duran and Julia Ramos as Amici Curiae on behalf of Plaintiff and Appellant., Lexington Law Group, Mark N. Todzo, Eric S. Somers and Lynne R. Saxton, for California League for Environmental Enforcement Now as Amicus Curiae on behalf of Plaintiff and Appellant., Bramson, Plutzik, Mahler & Birkhaeuser, Robert M. Bramson, Walnut Creek; and Leslie A. Brueckner, for National Association of Consumer Advocates and Trial Lawyers for Public Justice as Amici Curiae on behalf of Plaintiff and Appellant., Law Office of Richard R. Wiebe and Richard R. Wiebe, San Francisco, for Center for Biological Diversity, Inc., Environmental Protection Information Center and Electronic Frontier Foundation as Amici Curiae on behalf of Plaintiff and Appellant., Thomas Osborne, Ventura, Michael Schuster and Barbara Jones, for AARP as Amicus Curiae on behalf of Plaintiff and Appellant.
Morrison & Foerster, David F. McDowell, John Sobieski, Los Angeles, Linda E. Shostak and Gloria Y. Lee, San Francisco, for Defendant and Respondent., Lewis Brisbois Bisgaard & Smith, Roy G. Weatherup, David N. Makous, Eric J. Erickson and Leo Bautista, Los Angeles, for ReadyLink HealthCare, Inc., as Amicus Curiae on behalf of Defendant and Respondent., Fred J. Hiestand, Sacramento, for The Civil Justice Association of California as Amicus Curiae on behalf of Defendant and Respondent., Munger, Tolles & Olson, Ronald L. Olson, Steven B. Weisburd and Dean N. Kawamoto, Los Angeles, for the California Chamber of Commerce, the California Bankers Association, the California Financial Services Association, the California Manufacturers & Technology Association and the California Motor Car Dealers Association as Amici Curiae on behalf of Defendant and Respondent., Sonnenschein Nath & Rosenthal, Paul E.B. Glad, Thomas E. McDonald, San Francisco, and Jennifer A. Bushoft, for Association of California Insurance Companies and American Insurance Association as Amici Curiae on behalf of Defendant and Respondent., Paul J. Beard III, Sacramento, for Pacific Legal Foundation and Central California Citizens Against Lawsuit Abuse as Amici Curiae on behalf of Defendant and Respondent., Heller Ehrman, Vanessa Wells, Warrington S. Parker III and Daniel K. Slaughter, San Francisco, for State Farm Mutual Automobile Insurance Company, The Hertz Corporation and Visa U.S.A. Inc., as Amici Curiae on behalf of Defendant and Respondent., Gibson, Dunn & Crutcher, Gail E. Lees, Kirk A. Patrick, G. Charles Nierlich and Christopher Chorba, Los Angeles, for Express Scripts, Inc., National Prescription Administrators, Inc., Aetna Health of California Inc., and Aetna Life Insurance Company as Amici Curiae on behalf of Defendant and Respondent., Law Offices of Neal T. Wiener and Neal T. Wiener, for Jarrow Formulas, Inc., as Amicus Curiae on behalf of Defendant and Respondent.