Will Proposition 64 Mean an End to Shake-down Lawsuits?

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Proposition 64 on next month's ballot is being advocated as protection for small businesses, but much of the campaign money is coming from big ones. It's opposed by consumer groups, environmentalists and trial lawyers. At issue is the right of individuals to enforce the Unfair Business Competition Law. While supporters claim it'll stop "greedy lawyers" from filing "shakedown lawsuits," opponents say it'll stop private actions in the public interest. We hear what they're fighting about, and what voters will have to decide, from John Sullivan of the Civil Justice Association of California, which advocates tort reform, and Jamie Court, who's heading the opposition to the proposition.
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LAX Master Plan

Yes on Prop 64Orlov's article on today's LAX showdown vote in the LA City Council

Limits on Private Enforcement of Unfair Business Competition Laws (Prop 64)

Yes on Prop 64

No on Prop 64

Unfair Business Competition Law, California Law Revision Commission on

California Attorney General's case against Trevor Law Group

J. Paul Getty Museum

LA Times article on Gribbon's resignation

Christopher Knight's article on problems at the Getty, response of museum directors



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