CJAC in the News
Critical services threatened by litigation amidst supporting efforts
Sacramento, Calif., April 21, 2020 – The Civil Justice Association of California (CJAC) with a coalition of almost four dozen business organizations representing a broad range of California industry sectors have sent a letter to Governor Newsom requesting immediate action to address a mounting threat of litigation against critical businesses and nonprofits working during the COVID-19 pandemic crisis.
California’s so-called lemon law, made up of the Song-Beverly
Consumer Warranty Act and the Tanner Consumer Protection Act, was
meant to help consumers obtain quick resolution for serious
vehicle defects. Under the law, if a vehicle is not repaired
after a reasonable number of attempts, the consumer is entitled
to a prompt replacement or refund of the purchase price.
With a number of new landmark laws going into effect January 1,
California’s businesses face heavier burdens than ever before.
Businesses, both small and large, are struggling to comply with
policies such as the California Consumer Privacy Act and Assembly
Bill 5, the codification of the California Supreme Court’s
Yet another issue looming large for business owners is a resurgence of shakedown lawsuits under the Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA) lawsuits – this time over website violations.
Sacramento, California – The Civil Justice Association of California (CJAC) today announced that it has hired Jaime Huff as Vice President of Public Policy, filling the open chief lobbyist position at the organization. Ms. Huff will begin October 14, 2019.
“We are thrilled to have someone of Jaime Huff’s experience and expertise join the CJAC Team,” said President and CEO Kyla Christoffersen Powell. “Her legal and policy background are major assets to our organization and will be a vital part of our ability to effectively advocate for legal reform.”