California Supreme Court Authorizes UCL Lawsuits Against Insurers

Yanting Zhang v. California Capital Insurance Company

In a decision by the state’s highest court, the California Supreme Court harmonized years of split opinions among California courts regarding the inability to bring a private action under the Unfair Insurance Practices Act (UIPA).  The inability to do so arose out of a 1988 decision by the same court, which stated that UIPA never intended to create a private cause of action for commission of the unfair practices listed therein. Moradi-Shalal v. Fireman’s Fund Ins. Co., …

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