Unfairness Law and Legal Definition

Unfairness means “(1) whether the practice, without necessarily having been previously considered unlawful, offends public policy as it has been established by statutes, the common law, or otherwise -- whether, in other words, it is within at least the penumbra of some common law, statutory or other established concept of unfairness; (2) whether it is immoral, unethical, oppressive or unscrupulous; (3) whether it causes substantial injury to consumers (competitors or other businessmen).” Sorisio v. Lenox, Inc., 701 F. Supp. 950, 962 (D. Conn. 1988)