What is the Unfair Insurance Practices Act (UIPA)?

There is an Unfair Insurance Practices Act (UIPA) (Ins. Code § 790, et seq.). But there is no private civil cause of action against an insurer under UIPA. Moradi-Shalal v. Fireman's Fund Ins. Companies, 46 Cal.3d 287, 304 (1988).

However, “Moradi-Shalal does not bar the claim under the UCL.” (Zhang v. Superior Court (2010) 178 Cal.App.4th 1081, 1085.) “We have made it clear that while a plaintiff may not use the UCL to ‘plead around’ an absolute bar to relief, the UIPA does not immunize insurers from UCL liability for conduct that violates other laws in addition to the UIPA.” (Manufacturers Life Ins. Co. v. Superior Court (1995) 10 Cal.4th 257, 283-284; see also Cel-Tech Communications, Inc. v. Los Angeles Cellular Telephone Co. (1999) 20 Cal.4th 163, 182-183; Quelimane Co. v. Stewart Title Guaranty Co. (1998) 19 Cal.4th 26, 43; Stop Youth Addiction, Inc. v. Lucky Stores, Inc. (1998) 17 Cal.4th 553, 565.)

“[T]he UCL, in Business and Professions Code section 17200, defines "unfair competition" to include "unlawful, unfair or fraudulent business" acts or practices, and "unfair, deceptive, untrue or misleading advertising." There can be no doubt that false advertising is a recognized basis for suit under the UCL both expressly as provided in the statutes and in case law. (Zhang v. Superior Court (2010)178 Cal.App.4th 1081, 1089 citing Shersher v. Superior Court (2007) 154 Cal.App.4th 1491, 1494-1496; Linear Technology Corp. v. Applied Materials, Inc. (2007) 152 Cal.App.4th 115, 132-133 (finding allegations insufficient); Colgan v. Leatherman Tool Group, Inc. (2006) 135 Cal.App.4th 663, 679; Belton v. Comcast Cable Holdings, LLC (2007) 151 Cal.App.4th 1224, 1241.) “The same is true for fraud.” (Id. citing McKell v. Washington Mutual, Inc. (2006) 142 Cal.App.4th 1457, 1471.) “No reason appears why an insurance company should not be subject to similar liability under the UCL if false advertising or similar misrepresentations can be proved.” Id.

“Thus, in Progressive West Ins. Co. v. Superior Court (2005) 135 Cal.App.4th 263, the court — also dealing with a demurrer — analyzed the pleading separately with respect to the sufficiency in alleging UCL unfair business practices, unlawful business practices, and fraudulent business practices.” (Zhang v. Superior Court at 1089.) “Although it acknowledged some doubt as to whether the alleged conduct qualified as ‘unfair,’ it had no difficulty finding that the plaintiff could maintain the UCL claim against the defendant insurer with respect to fraudulent conduct.” (Id.) “We agree with the approach in Progressive West, and to the extent that Textron Financial is inconsistent, we disagree.” (Id.)

Statue of Limitations

Under Insurance Code section 1871.1(l)(1), asserting a violation of this section “may not be filed more than three years after the discovery of the facts constituting the grounds for commencing the action.”

Statute of limitations for claims under Insurance Code section 1871.7 begins running when the plaintiff becomes aware of circumstances that lead the plaintiff to reasonably suspect a factual basis for wrongdoing, thus putting the plaintiff on inquiry notice of the claim. (State of California ex rel. Metz v. CCC Information Services Inc. (2007) 149 Cal. App. 4th 402, 417.)

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Declaration -

STEPHEN M. HAYES (SBN 83583) 11/13/2020 STEPHEN P. ELLINGSON (SBN 136505) JAMIE A. RADACK (SBN 221000) TYLER R. AUSTIN (SBN 293977) HAYES SCOTT BONINOELLINGSON GUSLANI SIMONSON & CLAUSE, LLP 999 Skyway Road, Suite 310 San Carlos, California 940

Demurrer -

11/13/2020 STEPHEN M. HAYES (SBN 83583) STEPHEN P. ELLINGSON (SBN 136505) JAMIE A. RADACK (SBN 221000) TYLER R. AUSTIN (SBN 293977) HAYES SCOTT BONINOELLINGSON GUSLANI SIMONSON & CLAUSE, LLP 999 Skyway Road, Suite 31

Request Judicial Notice -

11/13/2020 David R. Casady, Esq. (SBN 273282) BERMAN BERMAN BERMAN SCHNEIDER & LOWARY, 2390 Professional Drive Roseville, CA 95661 Telephone: (916) 846 9391 Facsimile: (916) 672 9290

Request Judicial Notice -

11/13/2020 David R. Casady, Esq. (SBN 273282) BERMAN BERMAN BERMAN SCHNEIDER & LOWARY, 2390 Professional Drive Roseville, CA 95661 Telephone: (916) 846 9391 Facsimile: (916) 672 9290

Demurrer -

11/13/2020 STEPHEN M. HAYES (SBN 83583) STEPHEN P. ELLINGSON (SBN 136505) JAMIE A. RADACK (SBN 221000) TYLER R. AUSTIN (SBN 293977) HAYES SCOTT BONINOELLINGSON GUSLANI SIMONSON & CLAUSE, LLP 999 Skyway Road, Suite 31

Memorandum Points & Authorities -

STEPHEN M. HAYES (SBN 83583) 11/13/2020 STEPHEN P. ELLINGSON (SBN 136505) JAMIE A. RADACK (SBN 221000) TYLER R. AUSTIN (SBN 293977) HAYES SCOTT BONINOELLINGSON GUSLANI SIMONSON & CLAUSE, LLP 999 Skyway Road, Suite 310 San Carlos, California 94070

Declaration -

11/13/2020 STEPHEN M. HAYES (SBN 83583) STEPHEN P. ELLINGSON (SBN 136505) JAMIE A. RADACK (SBN 221000) TYLER R. AUSTIN (SBN 293977) HAYES SCOTT BONINOELLINGSON GUSLANI SIMONSON & CLAUSE, LLP 999 Skyway Road, Suite 310

Memorandum Points & Authorities -

STEPHEN M. HAYES (SBN 83583) 11/13/2020 STEPHEN P. ELLINGSON (SBN 136505) JAMIE A. RADACK (SBN 221000) TYLER R. AUSTIN (SBN 293977) HAYES SCOTT BONINOELLINGSON GUSLANI SIMONSON & CLAUSE, LLP 999 Skyway Road, Suite 310 San Carlos, California 94070

Declaration -

11/13/2020 STEPHEN M. HAYES (SBN 83583) STEPHEN P. ELLINGSON (SBN 136505) JAMIE A. RADACK (SBN 221000) TYLER R. AUSTIN (SBN 293977) HAYES SCOTT BONINOELLINGSON GUSLANI SIMONSON & CLAUSE, LLP 999 Skyway Road, Suite 310

Declaration -

STEPHEN M. HAYES (SBN 83583) 11/13/2020 STEPHEN P. ELLINGSON (SBN 136505) JAMIE A. RADACK (SBN 221000) TYLER R. AUSTIN (SBN 293977) HAYES SCOTT BONINOELLINGSON GUSLANI SIMONSON & CLAUSE, LLP 999 Skyway Road, Suite 310 San Carlos, California 940

Gomez Separate Statement (6) - Statement filed

Gene V. Halavanau (SBN 267280) LAW OFFICES OF GENE HALAVANAU 150 Post Street Suite 600 San Francisco, CA 94108 Tel. (415) 692-5301 Fax (415) 692-8412 [email protected] Aleksandr A. Volkov (SBN 277850) VOLKOV LAW OFFICE 1200 Mount Diablo Boulevard, Suite No. Walnut Creek, Califor

Amended Complaint - Motion hearings - Predispo

THOMAS GARDNER, an individual I. INTRODUCTION 1. This case arises from Defendants (collectively, “PG&E”) longstanding corporate culture of favoring profits over public safety, its ongoing failure to comply with its safety obligations (including but not limited to its failure to remove combustible vegetation nearby power lines, transformers, and other equipment), address its aging inf

Amended Complaint - Demurrer

THOMAS GARDNER, an individual I. INTRODUCTION 1. This case arises from Defendants (collectively, “PG&E”) longstanding corporate culture of favoring profits over public safety, its ongoing failure to comply with its safety obligations (including but not limited to its failure to remove combustible vegetation nearby power lines, transformers, and other equipment), address its aging inf

Amended Complaint

THOMAS GARDNER, an individual I. INTRODUCTION 1. This case arises from Defendants (collectively, “PG&E”) longstanding corporate culture of favoring profits over public safety, its ongoing failure to comply with its safety obligations (including but not limited to its failure to remove combustible vegetation nearby power lines, transformers, and other equipment), address its aging inf

EXHIBIT A TO NOTICE OF SUBMISSION OF PETITION FOR COORDINATION (TRANSACT...

1 Vanessa O. Wells, SBN 121279 Christopher J. Cox, SBN 151650 2 Victoria C. Brown, SBN 117217 HOGAN LOVELLS US LLP 3 4085 Campbell Ave., Suite 100 Menlo Park, CA 94025 4 Tel: (650) 463-4000 Fax: (650) 463-4199 5 [email protected] chris.c

RESTATED DECLARATION OF CHRISTOPHER L. DION IN SUPPORT OF PETITIONERS MO...

1 Christopher L. Dion, Esq. (SBN 125967) 2060-D E. Avenida De Los Arboles, #204 2 Thousand Oaks, CA 91362 Tel: (805) 328-5096 3 [email protected] 4 Attorney for Non-Party Petitioner 5 Christopher L. Dion in pro se 6 7

Motion for Summary Judgment and/or Adjudication filed.

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Complaint - Case Management Conference

J. Edward Kerley (175695) Dylan L. Schaffer (153612) Kerley Schaffer LLP 1939 Harrison Street, #500 Oakland, California 94612 Telephone: (510) 379 5801 Facsimile: (510) 228 0350 Attorneys for Plaintiff SUPERIOR COURT FOR THE STATE OF CALIFORNIA

REPLY ON MOTION TO TAX PLAINTIFFS MEMORANDUM OF COSTS (TRANSACTION ID # ...

WILMA J. GRAY (State Bar No. 188386) [email protected] CYRUS A. NAZARIAN (State Bar No. 323748) [email protected] AMARA EY EATTY LATTERY ORGES MBACHER LLP 3480 Buskirk Avenue, Suite 250 Pleasant Hill, CA 94523

1ST AMENDED COMPLAINT (TRANSACTION ID # 100103019) FILED BY PLAINTIFF OU...

SANJIV N. SINGH, A PROFESSIONAL LAW CORPORATION Sanjiv N. Singh (SBN 193525) 1650 S. Amphlett Blvd. Suite 220 San Mateo, CA 94402 Phone: (650) 389 Email: [email protected] A PROFESSIONAL LAW CORPORATION 1650 S. AMPHLETT BLVD. SUITE 220 INDRAJANA LAW GROUP, A PROFESSIONAL LAW CORPORATION

Respondent's Opposition to Claimant's Motion to Compel Arbitration - Mot...

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Request for Judicial Notice in Support of Cross-Defendant Volpatti Insur...

id oOo TN DOD A Rw 10 1 12 13 14 15 16 17 18 19 20 21 22 23 25 26 27 28 BRET N. BATCHMAN (State Bar No. 236311) DACIA J. CENAT (State Bar No. 305161) HANSEN, KOHLS, SOMMER & JACOB, LLP 1520 EUREKA ROAD, SUITE 100 ROSEVILLE, CALIFORNIA 95661 TELEPHONE: (916) 781-2550 FACSIMILE: (916) 781-5339 Attorneys for Cross-Defendant VOLPATTI INSURANCE, INC. © Fited 20FEB28 ANID: 55 ROSA JUNQUEIRO. CLERK wv kdegh DEPUTY SUPERIOR COURT OF CALIFORNIA COUNTY OF SAN JOAQUIN MICHELLE CHAVEZ-MIL

Complaint Unlimited Civil (over $25,000) filed by Revell, Patricia; Reve...

23 24 25 26 27 23 ‘FILED Ross McKissick, SBN 319768 5 Ryan D. Harris, SBN 217154 20FEB 28 PH 1:06 3. Hatris Personal Injury Lawyers, Inc. SA e 55 S. Market Street, Suite 1010 ROSA IYAOUE! CLERK San Jose, CA 95113 BY 4. o— Telephone: (408) 512-3600 DEPUr Fax: (408) 320-0092 Attorneys for Plaintiffs Phillip Revell and Patricia Revell s4isyy /¢as-% CRLIF ARAN LO SUPERIOR COURT OF THE STATE OF NE¥ABA <r, COUNTY OF SAN JOAQUIN COUNTY—UNLIMITED CIVIL PHILLIP REVELL,

Request for Judicial Notice in Support of Cross-Defendant Volpatti Insur...

WN eC Oo nN DN WH 10 11 12 13 14 15 16 17 18 19 20 21 22 23 24 25 26 27 28 BRET N. BATCHMAN (State Bar No. 236311) DACIA J. CENAT (State Bar No. 305161) HANSEN, KOHLS, SOMMER & JACOB, LLP 1520 EUREKA ROAD, SUITE 100 ROSEVILLE, CALIFORNIA 95661 TELEPHONE: (916) 781-2550 FACSIMILE: (916) 781-5339 Attorneys for Cross-Defendant VOLPATTI INSURANCE, INC. FILED 20FEB 28 ANIO: 51 ROSA JUNOQUEIRO. CLERK Aeadelowh SUPERIOR COURT OF CALIFORNIA COUNTY OF SAN JOAQUIN MICHELLE CHAVEZ-MILLER

SUBROGATION/INSURANCE, COMPLAINT FILED BY PLAINTIFF WILLIAMS, CLARENCE A...

SUM-100 SUMMONS FOR COURT USE ONLY (CITACION JUDICIAL) (SOLO PARAUSO DELACORTE) NOTICE TO DEFENDANT: . (AVISO AL DEMANDADO): : KEMPER INDEPENDENCE INSURANCE COMPANY and DOES 1-50 YOU ARE BEING SUED BY PLAINTIFF: (LO ESTA DEMANDANDO EL DEMANDANTE): : CLARENCE WILLIAMS INOTICET You have been sued. The court may decide against you without your being heard unless you respond within 30 days. Read the information below. You have 30 CALENDAR DAYS after this summons and legal papers are served on

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