Higbee May Escalate Unfair Competition Claims In Calif.

Law360, New York (March 26, 2013, 12:07 PM EDT) -- Paving the way for a potential surge in unfair competition litigation between business competitors, the California Court of Appeal held in Law Offices of Mathew Higbee v. Expungement Assistance Services, No. G046778, that the “lack of direct dealings between two business competitors is not necessarily fatal to [California’s Unfair Competition Law] standing, provided the plaintiff competitor has suffered injury in fact and lost money or property as a result of the defendant competitor’s unfair competition.”

With this March 14, 2013, decision, the court resolved the concern...
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