Holding the "narrow" exception to the economic loss rule is "limited to a defendant's affirmative misrepresentations on which a plaintiff relies and which expose a plaintiff to liability for personal damages."
Holding that no fiduciary relationship existed between advertisers of cereal and consumers because "it is unnecessary to call upon the law of fiduciary relationships to perform a function for which it was not designed and is largely unsuited"
Affirming dismissal of UCL cause of action against attorney where attorney's violation of Rule 3-310 was alleged as a fraudulent, unfair, and unlawful act, but plaintiff failed to allege causation of damage from that violation
152 Cal.App.4th 1106 (Cal. Ct. App. 2007) Cited 123 times
Finding that a late charge for nonpayment of final balloon payment on a promissory note was an unenforceable penalty because, based on the contractual language, the late charge was only intended to be applied to the late installment payments rather than the final balloon payment