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SWANSON v. ST. JOHN'S REG'L MED. CTR., B148128

Because hospital liens on recoveries from a third party tortfeasor for the reasonable value of services provided the patient, filed pursuant to the Hospital Lien Act, fall within the safe harbor provision of the Unfair Competition Law (UCL) and are not an unfair business practice, action for violation of the UCL, was properly dismissed.

Appellate Information

  • Decided 03/28/2002
  • Published 03/28/2002

Judges

  • YEGAN, Acting P.J.

Court

  • California Court of Appeal

Counsel

  • For Appellant:
  • William John Weilbacher, Jr., Ventura, Robert Chatenever, for Appellant.

  • For Appellees:
  • Manatt, Phelps & Phillips;  Barry S. Landsberg, Harvey L. Rochman, Los Angeles, and Joanna S. McCallum, for Respondents.
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