Unfair Business Practice Attorneys in Los Angeles
Unfair business practices consist of fraud, misrepresentation and any other unconscionable acts that a business may perform. These are often taken against consumers, and are prohibited by law.
California’s unfair competition law prohibits unlawful, unfair and fraudulent business acts or practices, as well as deceptive advertising. California’s false advertising law makes it unlawful to engage in deceptive, false and misleading advertising in connection with the sale or disposition of real or personal property or services. An injunction to stop unfair, unlawful, or fraudulent business practices and false advertising may be brought by any person, firm, corporation or association that has been damaged. They can also bring an injunction to obtain restitution for money lost or gained by the defendants as a result of the wrongful conduct.
Unfair business practices can include fraud, misrepresentation and oppressive acts. Such behavior is typically in opposition to consumers and other companies. Companies that have been convicted of an unfair business practice are subject to providing compensatory and punitive damages. There are many laws protecting both businesses and consumers from unfair business practices during the sale, purchase or rental of a good, piece of property, or service. California law provides regulations for deceptive trade and typically places the liability on the business. At Boyd Law we provide legal assistance for those who are victims of questionable transactions.
The experienced Los Angeles unfair business practices attorneys at Boyd Law can help stop and prevent antitrust violations and other unfair business conduct by a small company or a large publicly held corporation. Illegal unfair business practices include:
- Conspiring to fix market prices by discussing prices with competitors
- Price discrimination using dominant industry power to secure favorable and unfair prices
- Conspiring to boycott through conversations with other businesses
- Conspiring to allocate or divide up markets, territories, or customers
- False advertising
- Bait and switch in attempts to deceive customers
- Violations of do-not-call, do-not-fax, or email unsubscribe requests
- Predatory lending
Statute of Limitations for Unfair Business Practices in California
California’s Unfair Competition Law (UCL) broadly prohibits all “unlawful, fraudulent or unfair” business acts or practices. The statute provides that the suit must be filed “within four years after the cause of action accrued.” (Cal. Bus. & Prof. Code 17208). Code Section 17200 states that unfair business practices or the UCL are subject to the same rules of accrual and equitable exceptions to the running of the statute of limitations as common law claims.
At Boyd Law we will make sure you understand the statutes that pertain to your particular case, and develop an effective legal strategy tailored to your specific needs. You may be able to receive compensation for the unlawful practices that you suffered from. A skilled attorney from our firm fights for the maximum compensation for our clients. You may be able to recover compensatory damages as well as punitive damages depending on your specific case and the judge on the case. Our clients are often able to recover double the actual damages if the business does not make a reasonable offer within a specific period of time and then is found liable in court.
If you wish to bring a claim of fraud or unfair business practices against another party or you need to defend yourself in such a claim in the Los Angeles area, a Los Angeles litigation attorney at Boyd Law can provide outstanding legal representation. Our firm represents clients in these matters related to businesses and commercial real estate. Our trial attorneys are highly qualified and prepared to handle your case. We offer cost effective, personalized services to individuals, small businesses and corporations, and can answer all of your business and commercial law questions. Contact our office today at 310-777-0231 for a free consultation.