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Federal law did not preempt claims in class action accusing a federally chartered savings association of committing unfair business practices under Business & Professions Code section 17200, et seq.

Appellate Information

  • Decided 11/27/2002
  • Published 11/27/2002



  • California Court of Appeal


  • For Appellant:
  •  Blumenthal Ostroff & Markham, Norman B. Blumenthal, David R. Markham, Sheldon A. Ostroff, San Diego, and Barron E. Ramos, Del Mar;  Chavez & Gertler and Mark Chavez, San Francisco, for Plaintiffs and Appellants., Bill Lockyer, Attorney General, Richard M. Frank, Chief Assistant Attorney General, Herschel T. Elkins, Senior Assistant Attorney General, Ronald A. Reiter, Supervising Deputy Attorney General, and Michele R. Van Gelderen, Deputy Attorney General as Amicus Curiae on behalf of Plaintiffs and Appellants.

  • For Appellees:
  • World Savings & Loan Association and Joseph A. Wynne, Oakland;  Steefel, Levitt & Weiss, Barry W. Lee, San Francisco, Anthony J. Justman, Jacqueline H. Sung and James W. Colbert III, Los Angeles, for Defendant and Respondent.,  Stroock & Stroock & Lavan, Julia B. Strickland, Lisa M. Simonetti, Los Angeles, and Andrew W. Moritz, for Western League of Savings Institutions as Amicus Curiae on behalf of Defendant and Respondent., Carolyn J. Buck, Chief Counsel, Thomas J. Segal, Deputy Chief Counsel and Paul K. Hutson, Senior Attorney, for The Office of Thrift Supervision as Amicus Curiae on behalf of Defendant and Respondent.
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