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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

March 2020

Monthly Litigation Law Tip

Litigation is emotional for everyone involved. Attorneys gather facts and apply the law to reach a resolution informed by client goals.

 

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

1110, 2019

The Enhanced Civil Remedy that Every Litigator Needs to Know About

October 11th, 2019|Categories: Litigation Articles|

Every litigator should be aware of an enhanced civil remedy under one of California’s theft statutes, Penal Code section 496(c), which entitles parties to treble damages and attorney’s fees for any violation under that section.  The Court of Appeal provided a detailed overview of this remedy in Switzer v. Wood, Continue Reading

103, 2019

New Year, New Rule: Refining FRCP 23

March 1st, 2019|Categories: Litigation Articles|Tags: |

Important amendments to Rule 23, the Federal Rule of Civil Procedure governing class actions, have been implemented for the first time in over fifteen years. Class action practitioners, take note of the following key changes:

Expanded Notice Options Under 23(c)(2)(B)

Prior to Amendment…  Rule 23 directed attorneys to provide Continue Reading

102, 2019

What Do You Mean I Have to Litigate There? Corporate Bylaws May Dictate the Forum of Intra-corporate Disputes

February 1st, 2019|Categories: Litigation Articles|

Corporate bylaws that require intra-corporate disputes to be resolved in a specific forum may be enforceable, even when they call for litigation in distant states.  This can pose a major obstacle to efficient resolution of such disputes.

Background

When you find yourself in a business dispute, and it looks like the only Continue Reading