If a plaintiff seeks only injunctive relief and prevails, he can recover attorney fees under the Consumer Legal Remedies Act despite not having given the notice and opportunity for cure which the Act requires before the plaintiff may recover damages. Benson v. Southern Cal. Auto Sales (2015) 239 Cal.App.4th 1198 held that notice and an opportunity to cure under Civ. Code 1782 is required before a prevailing plaintiff may recover attorney fees in a CLRA suit seeking damages. This decision holds that if the plaintiff seeks only injunctive relief under the CLRA and prevails, he can recover attorney fees despite not having given notice and an opportunity for cure.
Ninth Circuit Court of Appeals (unsigned order); January 6, 2017; 2017 WL 65394