San Diego Unfair Business Practices Attorney
When a business misrepresents facts or commits fraud, those are all acts of unfair business practices and are prohibited by law. The victims of these acts are often times consumers, who feel like they have no way to defend themselves. If you have been subject to this, a San Diego unfair business practices attorney can help you resolve your case. Our experience in both defending and prosecuting these types of claims allows us to build specific defensive or offensive strategies to take on these disputes.
Typical Types of Unfair Business Practices
Unfair business practices can include oppressive acts, misrepresentation, and fraud that harms other companies or consumers. When a company is found guilty of illegal unfair business practices, they are required to pay punitive and compensatory damages. Examples of these include:
- False advertising
- Predatory lending
- Conspiring to allocate or divide up customers, territories, or markets
- Using dominant industry power to discriminate on price to secure unfair prices
- Breaches of fiduciary duties
- Deceiving customers via bait and switch
- Discussing prices with competitors to fix market prices
- Misappropriation of trade secrets
- Violations of email unsubscribe requests, do-not-fax, or do-not-call requests
- Conspiring to boycott via conversations with other businesses
California law has laws and regulations that protect consumers and businesses during the rental, purchase, or sale of a service, property, or good. Liability usually falls on the business. An experienced San Diego unfair business practices attorney at Thorsen Legal can help prevent and stop these unfair business acts and other antitrust violations by companies large and small.
Statute of Limitations
Fraudulent, unfair, and unlawful business practices or acts are prohibited under California law. Additionally, under California’s false advertising laws, it is illegal to deal in misleading, false, or deceptive advertising in conjunction with the disposition or sale of personal or real property or services.
Any association, firm, corporation, or person who has been damaged my bring an injunction to stop fraudulent, unlawful, or unfair business practices or false advertising. They are also able to seek restitution for money lost or money gained by the defendants in connection with the wrongful acts.
However, under common law, there is a time limit to bring these claims so it’s important not to delays. Under California’s Unfair Competition Law (UCL), a suite needs to be filed within four years after the fraudulent, unlawful, or unfair business action occurred.
Speak with a San Diego Unfair Business Practices Lawyer
At Thorsen Legal we will develop an effective and custom legal strategy for your particular case. We will ensure you understand the statutes and options available to you, and whether you can receive monetary compensation in connection with the illegal business practices you suffered. An experienced San Diego unfair business practices attorney from our team will fight for you to ensure you receive the maximum compensation possible.
If you are a victim of a questionable business or real estate transaction, let the San Diego business attorneys at Thorsen Legal apply their legal expertise to defending your claim. Our team of trial attorneys offer personalized, cost effective services to corporations, small businesses, and individuals. Call us today at 619-403-6523 for a free initial consultation.