• First Party Insurers May Face Liability Under California’s Unfair Competition Law
  • August 6, 2013
  • Law Firm: Morris Polich Purdy LLP - Los Angeles Office
  • In Zhang v. Superior Court, the plaintiff sued her insurer, California Capital, in a dispute over first party coverage for fire damage to her commercial property. She alleged causes of action for breach of contract, bad faith, and violation of California’s Unfair Competition Law (UCL; Bus. & Prof. Code § 17200, et seq.) She alleged that California Capital misrepresented and falsely advertised that it would promptly and properly pay covered claims when it had no intention of doing so.