Unfair business practices consist of fraud, misrepresentation and any other unconscionable acts that a business may perform. These are often taken against consumers, and are prohibited by law.
Arizona's unfair competition law prohibits unlawful, unfair and fraudulent business acts or practices, as well as deceptive advertising. Arizona's false advertising law makes it unlawful to engage in deceptive, false and misleading advertising in connection with the sale or disposition of real or personal property or services. An injunction to stop unfair, unlawful, or fraudulent business practices and false advertising may be brought by any person, firm, corporation or association that has been damaged. They can also bring an injunction to obtain restitution for money lost or gained by the defendants as a result of the wrongful conduct.
Unfair business practices can include fraud, misrepresentation and oppressive acts. Such behavior is typically in opposition to consumers and other companies. Companies that have been found liable for an unfair business practice are subject to providing compensatory and punitive damages. There are many laws protecting both businesses and consumers from unfair business practices during the sale, purchase or rental of a good, piece of property, or service. At McKay Law we provide legal assistance for those who are victims of questionable business practices. We can help stop and prevent unfair business practices by a small company or a large publicly held corporation. Unfair business practices include:
- Conspiring to fix market prices by discussing prices with competitors.
- Price discrimination using dominant industry power to secure favorable and unfair prices.
- Conspiring to boycott through conversations with other businesses.
- Conspiring to allocate or divide up markets, territories, or customers.
- False advertising.
- Bait and switch in attempts to deceive customers.
- Violations of do-not-call, do-not-fax, or email unsubscribe requests.
- Predatory lending.
If you wish to bring a claim for unfair business practices against another party or you need to defend yourself in such a claim in Arizona, McKay Law can provide outstanding legal representation. We offer cost effective, personalized services to individuals, small businesses and corporations, and can answer all of your business and commercial law questions. Contact our office today at 480-681-7000 for a free consultation.