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Hoverboard Barbie: A Novelty Toy Without a Novel Concept

USA - March 16 2021 The California Court of Appeal recently upheld the dismissal of claims against Mattel, which alleged that Mattel stole the idea for its flying Barbie…

Meghan M. McBerry.

California Court of Appeal Extends the Reach of Section 16600 to Upset Arbitration Award Because of Alleged Overly Broad Confidentiality Provisions

USA - December 18 2020 In an expansive recent ruling, the California Court of Appeal in Brown v. TGS Management Co., LLC reversed a judgment confirming an arbitration award…

Sierra J. Chinn-Liu.

California Supreme Court clarifies pleading requirements for claims of tortious interference with at-will contracts and adopts rule of reason in evaluating competitive restraints in contracts between businesses

USA - August 18 2020 Called upon by the Ninth Circuit in Ixchel Pharma, LLC v. Biogen, Inc. to answer two key questions concerning the validity of a settlement provision…

Sierra J. Chinn-Liu.

COVID-19 Update: Force Majeure Under California Law in Business and Commercial Disputes

USA - March 26 2020 Confusion and uncertainty abound in the business world, with many business owners unable to meet a variety of contractual obligations as a result of…

Darren W. Dummit.

Oregon Adds Employee-Friendly Requirement to Existing Non-Compete Law… But Also Produces Company-Friendly Trade Secrets Law in Recent Court of Appeals Case

USA - June 24 2019 On May 14, 2019, Oregon Governor Kate Brown signed into law HB 2992, which, as of January 1, 2020, requires an employer to provide a terminated…

Sierra J. Chinn-Liu.