California Supreme Court Watch

Jul 28, 2021
California Medical Assn. v. Aetna Health of California, Inc., S269212.

#21-379 California Medical Assn. v. Aetna Health of California, Inc., S269212. (B304127; 63 Cal.App.5th 660; Los Angeles County Superior Court; BC487412.) Petition for review after the Court of Appeal affirmed the judgment in a civil action. This case presents the following issues: (1) Does an organization that expends resources and diverts them from other activities in order to counteract a defendant’s allegedly unfair competition practices satisfy the requirement of injury in fact or lost money or property in order to have standing to bring an action under the Unfair Competition Law (Bus. & Prof. Code, § 17200 et seq.)? (2) Does organizational standing depend on whether the organization has members who are also injured by the practices and who would also benefit from the requested relief?

Review granted: 07/28/2021

Opening brief on the merits filed: 10/27/2021

Answer brief on the merits filed: 1/25/2022

Reply brief filed (case fully briefed): 4/15/2022

See the Court of Appeal Opinion.