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41) Earlier Illinois state cases have both held on the one hand that commercial disparagement is no longer a viable cause of action in light of the Illinois Act, and on the other hand, that the Act merely "supplemented" Illinois common law and that commercial disparagement remains a viable cause of action.
Because of the confusion on this issue, the better practice for pleading purposes would be to include both the common law and statutory claims for disparagement.
Research conducted for this article did not reveal any cases authorizing injunctions under the DTPA to enjoin future disparagement.