Court Allows Lawyer's Competition Law Action Against Online Legal Provider

SANTA ANA, Calif. - A lawyer claiming increased costs and reduced income from an online legal provider's conduct alleges injury under the California unfair competition law (UCL) and may pursue the action even though he lacks direct business dealings with it, a California appeals court panel held March 14 (Law Offices of Mathew Higbee v. Expungement Assistance Services, No. G046778, Calif. App., 4th Dist.; Div. 3).

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