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The Ninth Circuit recently upheld the dismissal of a consumer fraud class action brought under California law because the plaintiff had an adequate legal remedy. This decision may have significant implications outside of California courts. 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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