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The Ninth Circuit's Comedy Club, Inc. v. Improv West Associates decision is no laughing matter for franchisors

  • Seyfarth Shaw LLP
  • -
  • USA
  • -
  • February 25 2009

After obtaining a sweeping nationwide injunction from an arbitrator that enjoined licensee Comedy Club, Inc. (“CCI”) from opening any new comedy clubs until 2019 pursuant to a trademark license agreement, licensorcompetitor Improv West Associates (“Improv”) could not have been in the mood for laughs when the U.S. Court of Appeals for the Ninth Circuit modified the arbitrator’s injunction by significantly narrowing its scope and breadth

Computer Fraud and Abuse Act circuit split remains unresolved: United States Supreme Court challenge dismissed

  • Seyfarth Shaw LLP
  • -
  • USA
  • -
  • January 7 2013

The parties in the WEC Carolina Energy Solutions LLC v. Miller matter recently agreed to dismiss the petition for writ of certiorari filed with the United

Rambo challenges California Court of Appeal decision regarding the sufficiency of trade secret identification statement for pudding product

  • Seyfarth Shaw LLP
  • -
  • USA
  • -
  • May 26 2009

Attorneys for Sylvester Stallone and another named cross-defendant recently filed a petition for review with the California Supreme Court challenging a significant published California Court of Appeal decision (Brescia v. Angelin, 172 Cal.App.4th 133 (March 17, 2009)) regarding the sufficiency of a trade secret identification statement

Nevada Supreme Court rules that restrictive employment agreements acquired through mergers are not subject to Nevada's strict assignment rule

  • Seyfarth Shaw LLP
  • -
  • USA
  • -
  • July 2 2009

In a decision that encourages cost efficient corporate mergers in Nevada, the Nevada Supreme Court in HD Supply Facilities Maintenance v. Bymoan, 2009 WL 1635924 (June 11, 2009) recently ruled in an en banc decision that restrictive employment agreements acquired through corporate mergers do not require a showing that the agreements’ assignment provisions were negotiated at arm’s length or are supported by separate consideration

Federal district court grants motion to stay in non-compete matter

  • Seyfarth Shaw LLP
  • -
  • USA
  • -
  • August 11 2009

A federal district court in Oregon recently granted a motion to stay in a dual-state non-compete matter based on the first-to-file rule, even though the two cases were filed only a few hours apart

Federal court sends franchisee-franchisor trade secret and breach of contract dispute to arbitration

  • Seyfarth Shaw LLP
  • -
  • USA
  • -
  • September 15 2009

In a battle of competing noodle franchises, a federal district court in Arizona recently granted a franchisee’s motion to compel arbitration in a trade secret and breach of contract dispute with its franchisor

Rambo's petition for review of appellate ruling concerning trade secret identification statement denied by California Supreme Court

  • Seyfarth Shaw LLP
  • -
  • USA
  • -
  • September 14 2009

As mentioned in a previous blog entry, the California Court of Appeal issued a significant trade secret decision earlier this year providing additional clarification concerning the trade secret identification disclosures which a party pursuing claims for trade secret misappropriation must make before commencing civil discovery in California state court

Alleged cyberbully acquitted of charges for violation of the Computer Fraud and Abuse Act

  • Seyfarth Shaw LLP
  • -
  • USA
  • -
  • September 18 2009

A highly publicized cyberbullying case recently came to an apparent end with the acquittal of a Missouri woman who was accused of violating the Computer Fraud and Abuse Act ("CFAA"

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

Fitness companies spar over unauthorized access of departing employee's personal e-mail accounts

  • Seyfarth Shaw LLP
  • -
  • USA
  • -
  • January 25 2011

Wrongfully accessing someone's personal email account may cost you $1,000 per unauthorized access, even if that person suffers no injury or loss