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1103, 2021

Whitewater West Industries, Ltd. v. Alleshouse: California Law Torpedoes Post-Employment Invention Assignment Provisions

March 11th, 2021|Categories: Litigation Articles|

California employers beware. You can use a properly drafted contract to prohibit former employees from using your confidential information after they leave your business. But, if your contract requires a former employee to hand over to you his or her good ideas related to your business conceived after leaving your Continue Reading

412, 2020

CCPA Blog Series: Post No. 4 We Barely Got to Know You: How Prop 24 Changed the CCPA

December 4th, 2020|Categories: Litigation Articles|

In our first three posts on the CCPA, we discussed how its data privacy provisions might affect businesses and empower consumers, as well as the law’s implications on COVID-19 temperature checks. Although it has been a mere eleven months since the CCPA took effect, we already have a new law Continue Reading

March 2021

Monthly Litigation Law Tip

Because of COVID, many California statutes of limitations were tolled for at least several weeks in 2020, a fact that should be taken into account when seeking to initiate or defend against new litigation.

105, 2020

Kim v. Reins: Another PAGA Wrench Thrown Into the Settlement Finish Line for Employers

May 1st, 2020|Categories: Litigation Articles|

On March 12, 2020, the California Supreme Court issued its highly anticipated decision in Kim v. Reins. The Court held that an employee does not lose standing to pursue a claim under the Private Attorneys General Act of 2004 (PAGA) if the employee settles and dismisses his or her individual Continue Reading

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

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