UNFAIR COMPETITION

A simple definition might be competing without following the rules.

Since our founding, we have represented employees in a wide range of employment related claims including unfair competition. What is unfair competition? When asked by his professor to define ‘unfair competition’ a law student answered, ‘Well, it seems to me that the courts try to stop people from playing dirty tricks.’ The professor’s comment was, ‘One might spend weeks reading cases and find many definitions less satisfactory than this.” [1 McCarthy, Trademarks and Unfair Competition (3d ed. 1994) § 1.03 at pp. 1.16–1.17] Rutter Guide, Bus. & Prof.C. § 17200 [1:1]

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  • Has your employer engaged in “unfair competition”?
  • Has your employer asked you to do something illegal (e.g. “off-label marketing”, “defraud customers”)?
  • Are you not sure?

These are just some of the questions that you may have…
If you are a California resident we can represent you in your claims regardless of where the company is headquartered in the United States. Similarly, if you are located outside of California and the company is located inside California, we can represent you in your claims . Many times clients and potential clients mistakenly believe that they have no valid claims because they have been told that California is an “at will” employment state.

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CASE STUDIES

Represented male employee in claims against former employer where Plaintiff was induced to leave former employer on the promise of written job offer, then job offer was revoked prior to start date because former employer contacted new employer and asserted a non-compete agreement.

RESULT

Settled mid 5 figures

TIME TO RESOLUTION

2 months

HOW WAS CASE RESOLVED?

Attorney to attorney negotiation

Represented plaintiff, a Director of Wealth Management, of Iraqi background with a long track record of success in the industry was fired just two years after being hired by the Company.

RESULT

Mid 6 figures

TIME TO RESOLUTION

10 months

HOW WAS CASE RESOLVED?

Attorney to attorney negotiation, pre-litigation

DEFENDED regional, publicly traded, bank against a separate former employee alleging retaliation, age discrimination, disability discrimination, wrongful termination in violation of public policy, failure to engage in interactive process, failure to provide accommodations, retaliation (whistleblower) and wrongful termination of public policy (retaliation).

RESULT

Settled mid-five figures; very small percentage of demand

TIME TO RESOLUTION

8 months

HOW WAS CASE RESOLVED?

Attorney to attorney negotiation

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