Lake Elsinore, CA asked in Arbitration / Mediation Law, Business Law and Contracts for California

Q: I am looking for assistance regarding my competitor impacting my small business in an unfair way

the competitor's business offers a completely different service than what mine offers, but secretly created advertisement to steal our clients and offer our services in their establishment without proper licensing. i need to bring this issue up to my landlord to address the conflict of interests and unfair business practices that go against our contract.

1 Lawyer Answer
Dan Rowan Cortright
Dan Rowan Cortright
  • Arbitration & Mediation Lawyer
  • Rohnert Park, CA
  • Licensed in California

A: I don't see a question in here, however, unless you have an agreement not to compete you don't likely have a claim against a competitor business. If you have proof that the other business is lying in its advertising, you may have a false advertising/unfair business practices claim.

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