Plaintiff on behalf of himself and others similarly situated filed a complaint for damages and injunctive relief alleging that defendant equipment rental company violated the Consumer's Remedies Act by making false/misleading statements regarding reservations. Plaintiffs alleged that the company accepted reservations for rentals with a non-refundable fee without disclosing their no guarantee of availability condition.
A group of governmental entities acting for themselves, as class representatives and on behalf of the People of the State of California filed a class action against a group of lead manufacturers alleging that the manufacturers were liable for damages caused by lead paint on theories of strict product liability, negligence and fraud, should be required to abate the public nuisance created by lead paint and should be enjoined and ordered to pay restitution, disgorge profits and pay civil penalties due to their unfair business practices regarding lead paint. Issue whether the public nuisance and fraud causes of action should proceed.
Plaintiff filed a motion for class certification of his action against defendant corporation that alleged the corporation improperly transferred his corporate stock to the State of California under California’s Unclaimed Property Law (Code Civ. Proc., § 1300, et seq.). Issue was whether the primary issues in the case involved “highly individualized inquiries.”