Los Angeles, CA – January 24, 2013 –
by Erin Coe
The California Supreme Court held Thursday that equitable tolling doctrines apply to claims brought under the state’s Unfair Competition Law, reviving a proposed class action alleging copy overcharges by Canon Business Solutions Inc. and likely opening the door to more unfair competition claims over continuous or recurring business violations, lawyers said. In a unanimous ruling, the state high court concluded that the UCL is governed by common law accrual rules, just like any other statute. The decision went against a line of state appeals court case.