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Fitness club seeks protection of trade secrets from instructor who set up competing business
  • Epstein Becker Green
  • USA
  • August 16 2013

As readers of the Trade Secrets & Noncompete Blog are aware, companies routinely seek to enforce their employment agreements with departing employees


DC Circuit strongly reaffirms the applicability of the attorney-client privilege to internal compliance investigations
  • Epstein Becker Green
  • USA
  • July 1 2014

Especially in the District of Columbia Circuit, the home base for many fraud cases in which the government is opposed to health care providers and


Seventh Circuit holds that maintaining a trade secrets suit in bad faith can subject the plaintiff to an award of attorneys' fees
  • Epstein Becker Green
  • USA
  • September 24 2013

The Uniform Trade Secrets Act, which has been adopted in some form in every state except New York, Massachusetts, and North Carolina, provides that


A reaffirmation of the Seventh Circuit's reluctance to permit filing under seal
  • Epstein Becker Green
  • USA
  • October 1 2013

Courts in the Seventh Circuit don't like to permit parties to file documents under seal. That philosophy is evident in many places, including Seventh


The Fair Debt Collection Practices Acthope on the horizon for debt collectors?
  • Epstein Becker Green
  • USA
  • April 9 2013

Debt collection is big businesseasily a multibillion-dollar industry. In 2012, approximately 30 million individuals, or 14 percent of American


Chicago federal court holds that a contractual limitation on a corporation's ability to compete should not be analyzed like an employeremployee non-compete
  • Epstein Becker Green
  • USA
  • February 4 2014

A federal judge in Chicago recently held that when a corporation enters into a contract with another corporation under which it agrees not to engage


Congress considers companion bills that could have far reaching consequences for companies facing trade secret theft andor computer fraud and abuse
  • Epstein Becker Green
  • USA
  • July 8 2013

A California legislator recently introduced two bills in Congress which, if passed, could have profound effects for companies seeking to pursue


FTC Warns Employers: Keep Background Check Disclosures Simple
  • Epstein Becker Green
  • USA
  • June 1 2017

The Federal Trade Commission ("FTC") recently issued guidance discussing certain disclosure and authorization requirements that employers must


Validating the voidable: a guide to the new procedures to ratify defective corporate acts under Delaware law
  • Epstein Becker Green
  • USA
  • September 9 2013

On June 30, 2013, the governor of the State of Delaware signed legislation that amends the Delaware General Corporation Law ("DGCL"). Among the


Seventh Circuit: collection of time-barred debts may violate FDCPA if debtor not advised that debt is no longer legally enforceable
  • Epstein Becker Green
  • USA
  • May 19 2014

A recent decision from the United States Court of Appeals for the Seventh Circuit held that collection or "dunning" letters sent after a debt has