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Court rules that consumers can sue manufacturers over misleading claims

Jan 27, 2011 9:40:47 PM- latimes.com
The decision resolves a battle between consumers and business over the scope of Proposition 64, a 2004 measure intended to reduce 'shakedown' suits.

Consumers who buy a product as a result of misleading advertising can sue the manufacturer even if the product was not defective, the California Supreme Court decided in a 5-2 ruling Thursday.

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