Published Justice

Center Successfully Requests Publication of Third Laguna Hills Mutual v. Joslin

May 26, 2020

The Center successfully requested publication of Third Laguna Hills Mutual v. Joslin, which provides important guidance on the appropriate application of “anti-SLAPP” motions between homeowners and homeowner associations, helping to protect homeowners’ rights.

Center Requests Publication of Case Making Homeowner Association Directors More Accountable

July 14, 2020

The Center for Consumer Law & Economic Justice, along with the Center for California Homeowner Association Law, Housing & Economic Rights Advocates, and Legal Aid Society of San Diego, requested publication of Coley v. Eskaton, a recent decision from California’s Third District Court of Appeal that held that homeowner association (HOA) directors can be held personally liable for their misconduct and self-dealing in managing an association.

Center Successfully Requests Publication In Graylee v. Castro To Protect Tenants

August 4, 2020

The Center for Consumer Law & Economic Justice, along with the Eviction Defense Collaborative, Public Law Center, the National Housing Law Project, Bet Tzedek Legal Services, Neighborhood Legal Services of Los Angeles County, the East Bay Community Law Center, and Legal Aid of Sonoma County, requested publication in Graylee v. CastroThe Fourth District Court of Appeal held that even when a landlord and tenant agree to

Court Grants Center’s Request to Publish Case Upholding Californians’ Right to Seek Public Injunctions

September 22, 2020

On September 15, 2020, the California Court of Appeal (Fourth District, Division 3) granted the Center’s request to publish Mejia v. DACM, a decision holding that the arbitration clause in a consumer credit contract was unenforceable.

Center Successfully Requests Publication of Case Holding Arbitration Contract Unconscionable

November 3, 2020

The Second District Court of Appeal granted the Center’s request to publish Swain v. LaserAway Medical Group, a decision holding that LaserAway’s arbitration contract was unconscionable and therefore unenforceable. The Center was joined on its amicus letter by the Katharine & George Alexander Community Law Center at Santa Clara Law, National Consumer Law Center, Public Law Center, and Public Counsel.

Court Grants Center’s Request to Publish Decision Holding Solar Panel Arbitration Clause Unenforceable

February 2, 2021

The Center successfully sought publication of Cabatit v. Sunnova Energy Corp., a decision from the Third Appellate District holding that the arbitration clause in a door-to-door solar panel contract was unconscionable and therefore unenforceable. 

Center Convinces Court to Publish Opinion Finding Arbitration Clause Unenforceable Against Consumers Charged Unconscionable Interest Rates For Auto Loans

February 11, 2021

The Center successfully sought publication of Maldonado v. Fast Auto Loans, a decision holding that a lender charging unconscionable interest rates could not force arbitration of a class action seeking an injunction providing broad-based protection against future harm to consumers.

Court Grants Center’s Request to Publish Opinion Certifying Class of Tenants Who Sued For False Advertising and Breach of Warranty of Habitability

April 8, 2021

The Center successfully sought publication of the opinion in Peviani v. Arbors at California Oak, a decision from the Fourth Appellate District, Division Two, allowing a group of tenants to bring a class action lawsuit for breaches of the implied warranty of habitability, false advertising, and other claims.