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Unfair Business Practices
California’s Unfair Competition Law (Cal. Bus. & Prof. Code § 17200 et seq.) provides a powerful tool to remedy unlawful, unfair, or fraudulent business practices. It has become a standard feature of commercial litigation in California, and Goodin MacBride attorneys routinely prosecute and defend cases under section 17200.Goodin MacBride attorneys:
- Represent a national class against an Internet hotel reservation company for assessing bogus "tax/fees" charges to consumers.
- Settled litigation on behalf of a family-owned artisanal foie gras company against a national high-end grocer for interference with supplier contracts.
- Successfully defended a Southern California municipality and a home developer there from unfair competition claims by a publicly regulated utility company.
- Settled litigation on behalf of walnut growers throughout California against a prominent bank for improper diversion of proceeds from the sale of the walnut crop.
- Represented the founder and president of a software company in litigation against a co-founder for looting the company and diverting corporate assets.
- Represented a partner in litigation arising out of a partnership’s efforts to acquire, develop and manage mobile home park communities and multi-family residences in California.
- Defended a major computer manufacturer in a national class action alleging unfair business practices arising from problems caused by electrostatic discharge.