California Supreme Court Accepts Review of Case that Allowed Trebling of UCL Restitution


On September 9, 2009, a unanimous panel of the California Supreme Court accepted review of the Court of Appeal decision in Clark v. Superior Court (National Western Life Insurance Company). In so doing, the Supreme Court will address an issue of first impression under California law – whether a statute that provides for trebling of penalties and fines can be applied to private actions under California’s Unfair Competition Law (UCL) that allows only restitution as the sole monetary remedy.

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