In California, unfair competition allegations are used frequently in private action consumer protection lawsuits as well as suits brought by competitors for trade secret misappropriation, interference, civil RICO, and trademark infringement, among others. They are most powerful and dangerous when brought by the California Attorney General or local district attorneys in the name of the “People.”
The Law Offices of David H. Schwartz, INC., has substantial experience successfully representing defendants in civil unfair competition actions, both those brought by public prosecutors and by private litigants.
If you are a party to or potential party to an unfair competition lawsuit, you should retain a law firm with experience in this type of litigation. San Francisco unfair competition attorney David H. Schwartz has represented corporations in complex business litigation for more than 45 years. David has the experience and resources needed to prepare, pursue and defend unfair competition cases. When you retain the firm, David H. Schwartz will provide vigorous, results-driven representation.
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Unfair Competition Cases in California
California Business and Professions Code Sections 17200 through 17209 define unfair competition as:
An “unlawful” business act or practice
An “unfair” business act or practice
A “fraudulent” business act or practice
Unfair, deceptive, untrue or misleading advertising
Any act prohibited by Sections 17500-17577.5
In some cases, an unfair competition action will also be accompanied by criminal charges. If you are a defendant in an unfair competition lawsuit, David H. Schwartz will work diligently to resolve the suit in your favor, and to avoid criminal charges and, if they are brought, work in collaboration with criminal counsel to achieve an optimal outcome.
To schedule a consultation about a suit involving an alleged unfair business practice, contact The Law Offices of David H. Schwartz, INC. The firm represents clients throughout California, including San Francisco, San Jose and Oakland and Southern California.