Running a successful business in Southern California can prove difficult enough without the interference and unfair practices from a competing company. California’s Unfair Competition and Unfair Business Practices Act (Business and Professions Code sections 17200 and 17500) and other protections including federal antitrust laws and the Foreign Corrupt Practices Act enumerate several business practices that are considered unfair trade practices. These illegal practices include:
- False, Misleading, or Unfair Advertising
- Interference with a Contractual Relationship or Prospective Business Opportunity (intentional interference and negligent interference claims)
- Fraud and Corruption
- Violations of Non-Solicitation and Non-Compete Agreements
- Predatory Pricing
- Below Cost Pricing
- Price Discrimination
- Libel and Slander
- Misrepresentation by Competitors of Your Products
- Misappropriation of Trade Secrets
- Trademark, Copyright, and Patent Infringement
A private suit for violation of California’s Unfair Competition Act only provides for the remedies of injunctive relief (a court order requiring the violator to stop the unlawful business practice) and restitution (a court order that the violator to return the money it made through its unlawful business practice). Lawsuits involving unfair competition and anti-trust law can be extremely complicated and generally coincide with other business tort claims.
Our unfair competition attorneys have represented plaintiffs and defendants in cases involving unfair competition claims and can help protect your rights. We take quick action to protect our clients from unfair trade practices, including seeking immediate injunctive relief. Our California attorneys are experienced in litigating complex claims, defenses, and counterclaims that can arise in such matters from negotiation, through mediation, arbitration, and trial in state and federal courts. We consider litigation within the context of each client’s business and personal interests and consider the full range of issues facing each client, including managing business relationships and litigation costs, to develop a strategic approach to solving our client’s needs.
Foldenauer Law Group has prosecuted many business disputes for our clients resulting in settlements and awards of millions of dollars. We have defended business owners and obtained “zero dollar” and “nuisance value” settlements. We have litigated cases resulting in early case dismissals and through jury or bench trial resulting in defense verdicts. We have built our success on nearly 30 years of combined experience and have a proven track-record. It’s no accident. We work exceptionally hard to obtain extraordinary results for our clients.
We are selective. We limit the number of cases we accept at any given time to ensure that our clients’ cases receive the extra time and effort needed to achieve extraordinary results.
To us – everything matters.