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as Business & Professions Code section 17200 in 1977, is a powerful weapon, commonly used and often abused by plaintiffs' attorneys in Los Angeles Los Angeles (lôs ăn`jələs, lŏs, ăn`jəlēz') , city (1990 pop. 3,485,398), seat of Los Angeles co., S Calif.; inc. 1850. County and throughout the state. The statute is a tool for consumer advocacy groups to pursue such "unfair and unlawful practices" as consumer fraud, environmental contamination, and elder abuse Elder Abuse Definition Elder abuse is a general term used to describe harmful acts toward ...
Though the plaintiff won the jurisdictional battle, it lost the substantive war against allegedly unfair competition by a Chinese corporation that stole its trade secrets. Plaintiff BP makes, among other things, acetic acid through a process known as methanol cabonylation. It licenses this process in many countries, and has taken extensive precautions to keep the process a trade secret. The Chinese defendant SOPO, which has significant ties to its local Communist Party, allegedly stole BP’s technology and disclosed its trade secrets to a number of US vendors, who used those trade ... Read More
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