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New California Supreme Court decision will make it more difficult to enforce integrated written contracts

  • Seyfarth Shaw LLP
  • -
  • USA
  • -
  • January 28 2013

A recent decision by the California Supreme Court will make it more difficult for parties to enforce integrated written contracts where allegations

Ninth circuit overturns $172 million trade secrets award in rival toy makers’ epic dispute

  • Seyfarth Shaw LLP
  • -
  • USA
  • -
  • January 25 2013

After more than eight years of litigation and two jury trials over the Bratz doll line, rival toy makers Mattel, Inc. and MGA Entertainment, Inc. may

Top 10 developmentsheadlines in trade secret, computer fraud, and non-compete law in 2012

  • Seyfarth Shaw LLP
  • -
  • USA
  • -
  • December 31 2012

As part of our annual tradition, here is our list of the top 10 developmentsheadlines in trade secret, computer fraud, and non-compete law for 2012

Employer petitions U.S. Supreme Court to resolve Computer Fraud and Abuse Act circuit split

  • Seyfarth Shaw LLP
  • -
  • USA
  • -
  • November 2 2012

As anticipated, the issue regarding the application of the Computer Fraud and Abuse Act (“CFAA”) against employees who violate their employer’s computer use policies and steal valuable company data may be headed to the U.S. Supreme Court

California Appellate Court holds that non-compete restriction in stipulated injunction is enforceable because there was no showing that it was not necessary to protect trade secrets

  • Seyfarth Shaw LLP
  • -
  • USA
  • -
  • October 12 2012

A California Court of Appeal recently reversed a trial court ruling that found a stipulated injunction preventing the solicitation of customers was invalid and unenforceable under California Business & Professions Code section 16000

California court rules that non-competition agreement contained in employment agreement is unenforceable against former seller even though it was executed in connection with the sale of a business

  • Seyfarth Shaw LLP
  • -
  • USA
  • -
  • August 29 2012

Noncompetition agreements executed in connection with the sale of a business are typically enforceable as a limited exception under Business and Professions Code section 16601 and applicable case authority to Californias general prohibition against noncompetition agreements

The state of the employee: California Court of Appeal finds that non-competition agreement contained in employment agreement is unenforceable against former selleremployee even though it was executed in connection with the sale of a business

  • Seyfarth Shaw LLP
  • -
  • USA
  • -
  • August 27 2012

Non-competition agreements executed in connection with the sale of a business are typically enforceable as a limited exception under Business and Professions Code section 16601 and applicable case authority to California’s general prohibition against non-competition agreements

Solicitor General decides not to file petition for review in United States v. Nosal: Circuit split on Computer Fraud and Abuse Act remains

  • Seyfarth Shaw LLP
  • -
  • USA
  • -
  • August 3 2012

The Solicitor General indicated yesterday that he will not file a petition for a writ of certiorari with the Supreme Court in U.S. v. Nosal

Ninth Circuit rejects application of Computer Fraud and Abuse Act in employee theft cases

  • Seyfarth Shaw LLP
  • -
  • USA
  • -
  • April 12 2012

On Tuesday, April 10, 2012, a Ninth Circuit en banc panel released its highly anticipated decision in United States v. Nosal

Minnesota district court dismisses Computer Fraud and Abuse Act claim brought against former employee based upon narrow interpretation of Act

  • Seyfarth Shaw LLP
  • -
  • USA
  • -
  • March 21 2012

In another decision that underscores the circuit split regarding the interpretation of the Computer Fraud and Abuse Act’s (CFAA) language on authorized access, the Honorable Judge David Doty of the United States District Court for the District of Minnesota has dismissed an employer’s claim that its former employees violated the Act