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Webinar Recap! Hot Topics And Trends In California Consumer Class Actions
We are pleased to announce the webinar "Hot Topics and Trends in California Consumer Class Actions" is now available as a webinar recording.
United States
20 Aug 2019
Hot Topics And Trends In California Consumer Class Actions
Latest developments concerning arbitration and class waivers
United States
15 Jul 2019
Supreme Court Issues Decision Significantly Expanding The Scope Of FOIA's Confidentiality Exemption
On June 24, 2019, the Supreme Court issued its decision in Food Marketing Institute v. Argus Leader Media and resolved fractured circuit splits about the parameters for when the government may withhold information from...
United States
8 Jul 2019
Ninth Circuit Upholds Decertification Of Class In Unauthorized Customer Call Recording Suit Where The Class Representative Did Not Have Standing
NEI Contracting and Engineering, Inc. ("NEI") sought to bring a class action based on allegations that Hanson Aggregates, Inc.
United States
1 Jul 2019
California Appellate Panel Affirms Injunction Blocking Use Of Employee Non-Solicitation Provision In Dispute Between Travel Nurse Providers
On November 1, 2018, the California Court of Appeal, Fourth Appellate District affirmed a trial court's ruling ...
United States
19 Nov 2018
2018 Amendment To California's Auto-Renewal Law Adds New Requirements For Promotional Offers And Cancellation Mechanisms
The business must provide a cost-effective, timely, and easy-to-use mechanism for cancellation
United States
31 Oct 2018
California Federal Court Awards Fees From Trade Secret Plaintiff For Continuing To Litigate After Misappropriation Claim Was Rendered "Objectively Specious"
When negotiations for acquisition and licensing fell through between Swarmify and Cloudflare in 2017, Swarmify brought several claims against Cloudflare, including state and federal claims for misappropriation of trade secrets.
United States
12 Oct 2018
Hold My Beer: Ninth Circuit Hears Oral Argument In Trade Secret/Anti-SLAPP Row For A Second Time
A Ninth Circuit panel consisting of Judges A. Wallace Tashima, Johnnie B. Rawlinson, and Paul J. Watford recently heard oral argument in Anheuser-Busch Companies v. Clark, 17-15591, concerning the denial of a former employer's anti-SLAPP motion in a trade secret misappropriation and breach of contract case.
United States
9 Oct 2018
Ninth Circuit Confirms "No Re-Hire" Clauses Can Constitute Unlawful Restraints Of Trade In California
Back in 2015, we covered the divided holding of the Ninth Circuit in Golden v. California Emergency Physicians Medical Group, that a "no re-hire" provision in a settlement agreement...
United States
3 Oct 2018
Top Developments/Headlines In Trade Secret, Computer Fraud, And Non-Compete Law In 2017/2018
Continuing our annual tradition, we present the top developments/headlines for 2017/2018 in trade secret, computer fraud, and non-compete law.
United States
21 Feb 2018
Emerging Issues In The Defend Trade Secrets Acts Second Year
One year after its enactment, the Defend Trade Secrets Act (DTSA) continues to be one of the most significant and closely followed developments in trade secret law.
United States
23 Jun 2017
Second Shot At Anti-SLAPP Motion Fails In Trade Secrets Dispute Involving Former Beer Worker
A California federal district court has recently given employers a small victory against former employees who misappropriate trade secrets and assert whistleblower immunity or the litigation privilege as after-the-fact defenses.
United States
13 Apr 2017
Top Developments/Headlines In Trade Secret, Computer Fraud, And Non-Compete Law In 2016
Continuing our annual tradition, we present the top developments/headlines for 2016 in trade secret, computer fraud, and non-compete law.
United States
6 Feb 2017
California's Auto Subscription Law Leads To Wave Of California Consumer Class Actions
California's Auto-Renewal Law (Cal. Bus. & Prof. Code § 17600 et seq.) has given rise to a recent torrent of new lawsuits in California, many brought on a putative class action basis...
United States
7 Dec 2015
Update On The Senate Judiciary Committee's Hearing On The Protection Of Trade Secrets
Senator Chuck Grassley opened the hearing, outlining the importance of protecting the "lesser known but increasingly important form of intellectual property:" trade secrets.
United States
7 Dec 2015
Pennsylvania Supreme Court Rules That Continued Employment Is Not Sufficient Consideration For Non-Competes Entered Into After The Employment Relationship Has Begun
In a landmark ruling of first impression, the Pennsylvania Supreme Court recently held that an employer's non-competition covenant, which included the employee's pledge not to challenge the covenant...
United States
27 Nov 2015
Webinar Recap! Social Media Privacy Legislation Update
We are pleased to announce the webinar "Social Media Privacy Legislation Update" is now available as a podcast and webinar recording.
United States
11 Nov 2015
Nosal Update: Ninth Circuit Hears Oral Arguments On Password Sharing And Scope Of Computer Fraud And Abuse Act
The panel focused most of its questions around one main point of contention between the parties: the interpretation of the "without authorization" language appearing throughout Section (a) of the CFAA.
United States
4 Nov 2015
Utah Supreme Court Lays Out Pro-Plaintiff Presumption Of Harm Standard In Trade Secret Cases
The Utah Supreme Court recently issued a significant decision laying out a presumption of harm evidentiary standard in trade secret cases...
United States
21 Oct 2015
No Economic Recovery Available For Breach Of A Non-Compete Set Forth In A Distributorship Agreement Which Bars Damages Awards
Where a freely negotiated contract between two sophisticated companies included a provision barring an award of monetary relief for breach of contract, the court will enforce the provision as written and award no economic damages.
United States
29 Jul 2015
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