Business regulations generally place certain restrictions on businesses that encourage fair treatment of employees, environmental responsibility, and financial transparency. The District of Columbia business laws include securities regulations, prohibitions against deceptive trade practices, and other provisions. D.C. business laws also address antitrust regulations, which ensure that one single entity does not have so much market share that it stifles competition or innovation and hurts consumers. In addition, this section includes an article on civil statutes of limitations, which govern how long plaintiffs have to file a lawsuit. Learn more about Washington, D.C. business laws by clicking on one of the links below or speaking with a local attorney.