January 13, 2021

The Adequate-Remedy-at-Law Defense and the Applicability of 'Sonner v. Premier' Outside of California

The Recorder

Business litigation partner Tyler Young, associate Rory Collins and product liability and mass torts associate Emily Bodtke Zambrana coauthored an article for The Recorder titled, “The Adequate-Remedy-at-Law Defense and the Applicability of 'Sonner v. Premier' Outside of California.”

In the article, the authors discuss the implications of the Ninth Circuit’s ruling in Sonner v. Premier Nutrition Corp. that upheld the dismissal of a consumer fraud class action brought under California law because the plaintiff had an adequate legal remedy. Young, Collins and Zambrana provide further insight on how any state with a statutory scheme similar to California’s—with one or more consumer protection statutes providing for both legal damages and monetary equitable relief—is susceptible to a similar adequate remedy-at-law defense.

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