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California Unfair Business Practice Litigation

If a competing business is engaging in unfair business practices and those practices are hurting your business, you can pursue litigation to correct the problem. 

You must be able to draw a throughline from the business practice in question to a specific monetary loss that you’ve suffered as a result of the actions the other business has chosen to engage in. 

As business lawyers, we can help you demonstrate your standing in an unfair business practice case.

False Advertising by a Direct Competitor

If you can prove that a direct competitor is using false advertising and that their unfair advertising cost you sales or market share, you may be able to receive compensatory damages for your claim.

You must be able to prove the competitor knowingly or recklessly misrepresented or omitted relevant facts. 

Trademark Infringement

Trademark infringement is a form of unfair business practice, especially when the competing company willfully uses a similar name or the same name to steal sales and market share from your company.

We can help you deal with these infringements swiftly and recover damages when they result in lost revenue.

Unclean Hands in False Advertising and Trademark Infringement

If you are bringing claims against a competitor for false advertising or trademark infringement it is crucial that your business is not responsible for any similar conduct yourself.  For example, if your business is intentionally making claims that are false or misleading its own sales and advertising you may be barred from seeking damages for the same types of claims.  If you are considering a false advertising or trademark infringement lawsuit we can help evaluate your business practices and ensure that you’ll have the best chance to prevail on your claims.


It’s bad enough when a former customer or employee badmouths your business. But when another business willfully lies about your business, whether verbally or in print, they are engaging in an unfair business practice.

California law protects your right to defend your good name and allows you to recover damages when other companies use falsehoods against you.

Other Unlawful Behavior

If you’re not sure whether a competitor’s behavior counts as an unlawful business practice, then turn to Chatow Law. We’ll be happy to review your case and to help you establish whether pursuing litigation is a good strategic next step.

Addressing Unfair Business Practices on a Contingency Basis

Do you have an unfair business practices case worth $200,000 or more in hard damages? We take select  cases on contingency. If your case is strong and we are  confident in our ability to both win and collect damages if we prevail, we will consider a contingency fee basis for the right case.

Contact us today to find out if you have a viable case and to learn whether the contingency option maybe available for you and your business. You can find out more about the contingency business litigation option here.