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1202, 2020

Show Me the Money! –Ninth Circuit Clarifies CAFA Standards

February 12th, 2020|Categories: Litigation Articles|

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

February 2020

Monthly Litigation Law Tip

Multiple new laws took effect in January. The California Consumer Privacy Act is one them and is expected to generate litigation in 2020. Check this blog to see whether the CCPA applies to your business.

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

1110, 2019

I’ve Been Waiting Seven Months for My Copyright Registration. Is My Creative Work at Risk of an Infringement Suit?

October 11th, 2019|Categories: Litigation Articles|

If your business involves creating generating creative expressions (like books, photographs, or even websites) you probably already know you can prevent unauthorized use or copying of your creative works by filing a lawsuit under federal copyright law.  And you may know that, before you can file suit against an unauthorized Continue Reading