California Unfair Business Practices Attorneys
Arias Sanguinetti Stahle & Torrijos advises numerous clients in the area of unfair business practices. California law defines unfair business practices as business practices and advertising that are:
California law provides a remedy for both individuals and businesses wanting to stop a business from using any unlawful, unfair or fraudulent act or practice, and any unfair, deceptive, untrue or misleading advertising. Remedies include injunctions and restitution. Attorney fees also are often available, especially when the relief obtained confers a significant benefit upon a large number of citizens.
Rights under California Unfair Business Practices Law
Under California law, unfair business practices can occur in virtually any industry. California law gives consumers a right to recover wherever the unfair business practice has occurred.
Before consumers who believe they are victims of unfair business practices have the right to sue a company for their money back and other damages, California law requires that they first seek a refund from the business in question.
Our unfair business practices attorneys can help clients in draft a certified letter seeking reimbursement from the person or company that may have engaged in unfair business practices. After 30 days without a reply, our unfair business practices lawyers can then help aggrieved consumers file a lawsuit for damages.
Injured consumers can sue for damages, including:
- The money the consumer paid for goods or services that were marketed deceptively or fraudulently
- Other losses the consumer incurred because of the unfair, fraudulent, or misleading advertisement
- Other costs the consumer incurred because of unfair practices
- In some cases, attorney fees and court costs
Related Areas of Law
California law not only allows consumers to recover for unfair business practices, but also provides several related areas of law that an experienced unfair business practices attorney can bring into play in the right situation. These include:
- Breach of contract
- Inducing breach of contract
- False advertising
- Copyright infringement
- Predatory pricing or price discrimination
- Malicious prosecution
- Libel and slander
- Other torts
Contact a California Unfair Business Practices Attorney
At Arias Sanguinetti Stahle & Torrijos, we represent both consumers injured by unfair business practices, and individuals and companies who have acted in legitimate ways but find themselves having to defend against an unfair business practices lawsuit. Contact one of our highly skilled, business practices attorneys today.