On March 3, 2003, the California Supreme Court issued a decision that significantly reins in abusive lawsuits being filed in California by plaintiffs’ lawyers under that State’s Unfair Competition Law (UCL). The decision was a victory for WLF, which filed a brief in the case. The court agreed with WLF that a plaintiff suing under the UCL should not be permitted to recover all money allegedly acquired unlawfully by the defendant, unless the plaintiff can demonstrate that the money was acquired directly from him. The court agreed with WLF that the legislature adopted the UCL to provide restitution to those who have suffered out-of-pocket losses, not as a means by which a few lucky litigants and their lawyers can strike it rich.