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1202, 2020

Show Me the Money! –Ninth Circuit Clarifies CAFA Standards

February 12th, 2020|Categories: Litigation Articles|Tags: , , , , , , |

In Arias v. Residence Inn by Marriott, the Ninth Circuit clarified and reiterated standards related to the removal of an action to federal court under the Class Action Fairness Act (“CAFA”) — namely, what a defendant must show to meet the CAFA amount in controversy requirement and how a district Continue Reading

April 2020

Monthly Litigation Law Tip

Most California courts are running on limited or modified schedules and pushing out deadlines during the state’s shelter-in-place.  Attorneys need to stay on top of these frequently changing conditions.

702, 2020

CCPA Blog Series: Post No. 1—Introducing the CCPA

February 7th, 2020|Categories: Litigation Articles|Tags: , , , , |

The CCPA is a hot topic among California businesses, but you may be wondering exactly what it is or how it may affect you and your business. We have your answers. This is the first post in a series of blogs about the CCPA and how it is changing the Continue Reading

1912, 2019

Good For the Goose and Gander: Is California’s Ban on Non-Competes Limited to Employment Contracts?

December 19th, 2019|Categories: Litigation Articles|

So-called “non-compete” agreements have been banned under California Business and Professions Code section 16600 for many years, predominantly in the employer and employee context. After differing interpretations of Section 16600 arose between state and federal courts in California, in 2008, the California Supreme Court ruled that any contractual restraint on Continue Reading

912, 2019

You Want To Scrape My What?!?! Public LinkedIn User Profile Data Can Be Gathered And Used By Third Parties

December 9th, 2019|Categories: Litigation Articles|

Who controls access to user data available online such as LinkedIn profiles? In hiQ Labs, Inc. v. LinkedIn Corp. the Ninth Circuit recently addressed this question, holding that LinkedIn does not have the right to control access to data publicly available on its website.

HiQ Labs provides “people analytics” to employers Continue Reading

1410, 2019

California Supreme Court Deflates Ascertainability Requirement for Class Certification

October 14th, 2019|Categories: Litigation Articles|

Recently, in Noel v. Thrifty Payless, Inc., the California Supreme Court relaxed the ascertainability requirement for class certification in a significant ruling for class action plaintiffs.

In Noel, a consumer filed a putative class action under California unfair competition and false advertising laws alleging that a $59.99 Rite Aid inflatable outdoor Continue Reading