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2015 hot topics for multinational companies

  • Littler Mendelson
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  • USA
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  • December 22 2014

As we enter the New Year, Littler's international practice has identified a number of key employment and labor law issues for multinational companies

General counsel update September 2014

  • Herbert Smith Freehills LLP
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  • Australia, China, European Union, Hong Kong, Russia, United Kingdom, USA
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  • September 29 2014

The London Court of International Arbitration (LCIA) Court's new rules come into force on 1 October 2014 and are to apply to any arbitration

Virginia Supreme Court overturns multi-million dollar "goodwill" damages award in trade secrets conspiracy case

  • Epstein Becker Green
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  • USA
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  • June 13 2012

One of the most elusive forms of damage that a company may suffer when its trade secrets are misappropriated or its former employees breach their post-employment restrictive covenants is the loss of goodwill

Colorado Federal Court rules that former employer stated a claim against former executive and his new employer under the Computer Fraud and Abuse Act regardless of differing circuit interpretations of the act

  • Seyfarth Shaw LLP
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  • USA
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  • March 9 2012

In its order denying defendants’ motion to dismiss in SBM Site Services, LLC v. Garrett, et al., Case No. 10-cv-00385, a Colorado federal court identified a circuit split over the interpretation of “unauthorized access” under the Computer Fraud and Abuse Act and then found a former employer had stated a CFAA claim against a former executive and his new employer regardless of the different circuit interpretations based upon his post-termination computer activities

Non-competition v. unfair competition in California

  • Foley & Lardner LLP
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  • USA
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  • July 29 2011

We all know that California does not permit enforcement of non-compete agreements

Ninth Circuit reverses course on Computer Fraud & Abuse Act

  • Fisher & Phillips LLP
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  • USA
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  • May 16 2011

More often than not when a management law firm informs its clients of recent case developments, the news is not good

Judge Karas: Mark Papermaster will inevitably disclose IBM trade secrets in working for Apple

  • Seyfarth Shaw LLP
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  • USA
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  • November 25 2008

On November 21, 2008, Judge Kenneth Karas of the Southern District of New York published his November 7, 2008 Amended Opinion and Order granting IBM's Motion for Preliminary Injunction against former IBM executive Mark Papermaster

Printing hard copies of stolen source code: the difference between freedom and incarceration in the Second Circuit

  • Orrick Herrington & Sutcliffe LLP
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  • USA
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  • August 13 2013

Whenever an appeals court kicks off a 65-page opinion by describing you (or your client) as a thief, and posits that the question before it is

The "authorized access" issue under the Computer Fraud and Abuse Act

  • Epstein Becker Green
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  • USA
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  • June 2 2010

Earlier this year, Aon Risk Services Northeast Inc. (“Aon”) brought suit in the United States District Court for the Southern District of New York against Marsh USA Inc., Marsh & McLennan Companies, Inc. (together, “Marsh”), and three former employees

Customer list not secret enough

  • Sherman & Howard LLC
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  • USA
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  • May 9 2013

An employer was unable to protect the confidentiality of its customer list, because it failed to present any evidence that the list was worthy of