California's unfair competition statute was enacted in 1933. It took nearly thirty years before the statute was interpreted in accordance with its "plain" meaning. Attorneys still suffer from a lack of understanding as to how this law is used in California by the Attorney General, District Attorney and other public and private consumer advocates. This Note traces the history of the statute, with suggestions as to future use of the versatile consumer protection tool.
Wesley J. Howard,
Former Civil Code Section 3369: A Study in Judicial Interpretation,
30 Hastings L.J. 705
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