While many businesses operate in an open and honest manner, there are unfortunately many that will not abide by such standards. In some cases, businesses resort to deceptive, unlawful, unfair or fraudulent acts or practices – which, in the end, can cause great harm. These are commonly referred to as “unfair business practices” and in California are regulated by the Business & Professions Code.
The most common definition of an unfair business practice is anything that would be deemed to be an “oppressive or unconscionable” act – most typically something that affects consumers or business partners. This can include fraud, misrepresentation or unfair competition. This can affect someone who is purchasing goods from the business, someone who is paying for rendered services or even someone who is working with them in regards to advertising.
If you have recently been victimized by an unfair business practice, then you are not without hope. If this has affected you personally or has jeopardized your business, then there is legal action that can be taken. At the Matthews Law Firm, we recognize the issues that can arise from situations of this nature and we are prepared to go the distance in our efforts to helping our clients find the resolution that they deserve.