Q: Is it illegal in the state of Utah for one motel to call another to drum up business?
A: Depending on the method utilized to "drum up business" there may or may not be any liability. There are a number of causes of action that most lawyers would be able to think of depending on what was said and sometimes even how something was said. Damages would be difficult to prove and the attorney's fees would probably be outrageous so the motel losing business would probably never really pursue the claims. If you own or work at the motel that is losing business because of the actions of another motel then I would recommend that you take whatever evidence you have and meet with a local attorney. You would want to look for a business litigation attorney rather than a transactional attorney though. The foregoing answer is provided by Douglas J Shumway, Esq.: (801) 478-8080. The answer provided is not intended to form an attorney client relationship and should not be construed as legal advice. Mr. Shumway is licensed to practice law in Utah and Texas. Mr. Shumway's law firm has offices in Salt Lake City, San Antonio and Las Vegas.
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