Mealey's Antitrust/Unfair Competition - Judge Dismisses UCL, Implied Covenant Claims In Software Platform Dispute

Mealey's Antitrust/Unfair Competition - Judge Dismisses UCL, Implied Covenant Claims In Software Platform Dispute

SAN FRANCISCO - A California federal judge on Sept. 25 partially granted a gift company's motion to dismiss a software solutions and support company's claim for breach of the implied covenant of good faith and fair dealing but also dismissed a counterclaim for violation of California's unfair competition law (UCL), finding that the gift company failed to show that consumers were injured by an allegedly unlawful business practice committed by the software firm (Pierry Inc. v. Thirty-One Gifts, LLC, No. 17-cv-03074, N.D. Calif., 2017 U.S. Dist. LEXIS 156681).

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