CALIFORNIA ANTITRUST AND UNFAIR COMPETITION LAW AND FEDERAL AND STATE PROCEDURAL LAW DEVELOPMENTS
By Thomas Greene and Thomas A. Papageorge1
This article provides a selection of litigation developments that may be of particular importance to members of the Antitrust and Unfair Competition Section. The first part of this article presents cases that reflect recent California substantive law developments related to the Cartwright Act, covenants not to compete, the Consumer Legal Remedies Act, the Unfair Competition Law, and false advertising law. The second part of this article provides federal and California procedural law developments in the areas of forum, the Foreign Trade Antitrust Improvements Act, discovery, class actions, evidence, settlements, appeals, patent law, ethics, and developments abroad. This latter part also provides a selection of relevant new rules and other notable developments. Please consult other references for all of the developments that may be important to your practice.
II. CALIFORNIA DEVELOPMENTS: SUBSTANTIVE LAW