Unfair Business Practices
Keesal, Young & Logan’s attorneys regularly represent and consult with corporate and individual clients regarding the scope and impact of the laws relating to unfair business practices, including the effect of such laws on non-competition and non-solicitation agreements.
Our attorneys have defended financial services clients (including mutual funds companies, securities firms, banks, and other lenders), magazine publishers, corporate consulting firms, insurance companies, and other business entities that have been accused of unfair business practices. We have sought enforcement of and defended non-competition and non-solicitation agreements in connection with employment matters, mergers, and asset acquisitions. In addition, we have pursued and defended trade secret, contractual interference, and trade libel litigation involving corporate competitors and their employees.
Finally, our attorneys have significant experience litigating matters relating to California’s Unfair Competition Law (Business and Professions Code section 17200, et seq.). For example, nine years before the California Court of Appeal held in 2005 that California’s Unfair Competition Law did not apply to securities transactions, Keesal, Young & Logan had already established this principle in the United States District Court and in the Ninth Circuit Court of Appeals. Likewise, we have litigated numerous matters involving Washington’s Consumer Protection Act, chapter 19.86 RCW.
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