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Court of Appeal reinstates malicious prosecution case against Latham & Watkins

  • Epstein Becker Green
  • -
  • USA
  • -
  • September 3 2014

On April 17th, 2012, we blogged about a malicious prosecution claim brought against Latham & Watkins in Los Angeles Superior Court. The suit alleged

Pre-emption under the California Uniform Trade Secrets Act

  • Epstein Becker Green
  • -
  • USA
  • -
  • December 9 2013

There are three important holdings from the recent California Court of Appeal opinion in Angelica Textile Services, Inc. v. Park, 220 Cal. App. 4th

Keeping trade secrets secret is key

  • Epstein Becker Green
  • -
  • USA
  • -
  • April 29 2013

Failure to protect corporate trade secrets had dire consequences for AGC, Inc., a Connecticut aviation component manufacturer forced to file a

California resident forced to litigate non-compete and trade secrets case in Illinois

  • Epstein Becker Green
  • -
  • USA
  • -
  • May 20 2014

A threshold tactical decision in virtually every non-compete and trade secret case is where to file the suit. This decision is particularly important

Law professors object to new Trade Secrets Acts proposed in Congress

  • Epstein Becker Green
  • -
  • USA
  • -
  • September 10 2014

As we have previously noted, Congress this year is actively considering two bills that would create a federal private right of action for trade

Non-solicitation agreements are void in California...or are they?

  • Epstein Becker Green
  • -
  • USA
  • -
  • May 15 2014

There is certainly no question that an employee owes undivided loyalty to his or her employer while employed. For example, no one questions that an

Utah decision broadly construes the uniform trade secrets act's preemption provision

  • Epstein Becker Green
  • -
  • USA
  • -
  • March 14 2012

In a decision recently issued by the Utah Court of Appeals, CDC Restoration & Construction, LC v. Tradesmen Contractors, LLC et al., the court broadly interpreted the preemption clause in the Uniform Trade Secrets Act (“UTSA”) to hold that it “preempts claims based on the unauthorized use of information, irrespective of whether that information meets the statutory definition of a trade secret.”

California Court of Appeal revisits CUTSA "preemption" of other tort claims

  • Epstein Becker Green
  • -
  • USA
  • -
  • October 29 2013

California is one of the 47 states to have adopted the Uniform Trade Secrets Act. Among other things, "CUTSA," as it is sometimes referred to in

Guilty plea highlights cost of complicity in trade secrets theft

  • Epstein Becker Green
  • -
  • USA
  • -
  • August 26 2014

For some time, the media has covered the prosecution of a former Citadel, LLC employee, Yihao Pu, for allegedly stealing Citadel's trade secrets. The

Court enjoins former American Airlines employee from further web postings of confidential information

  • Epstein Becker Green
  • -
  • USA
  • -
  • September 11 2012

Last week, American Airlines and one of its former employees, Gailen David, entered in to an agreed permanent injunction which prohibits David from disseminating certain confidential, proprietary or trade secret information through any medium