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Working with Taobao against fakes

March 18 2015 Taobao is a Chinese language web site for online shopping founded by Alibaba Group in 2003 which has become, by far, the largest e-commerce platform…

Trade secret fitness—how Jawbone got it right

June 9 2015 Unfair competition litigators and technology in-house counsel will watch closely as the newest trade secret misappropriation “Battle Royale” plays out…

Vested pension right under attack again

June 15 2015 Your pension rights are under attack again by a familiar foe, with a familiar proposal. After decimating the City of San Jose's workforce, former…

Corona, et al. v. Sony Pictures Entertainment, Inc.

June 15 2015 Case No. 14-CV-09600RGK (June 15, 2015 Decision) On Monday, Judge Klausner of the United States District Court for the Central District of California…

National Union Fire ins. Co. of Pittsburgh, P.A. v. Tokio Marine and Nichido Fire Ins. Co.

April 2 2015 In National Union Fire Ins. Co. of Pittsburgh, P.A. V. Tokio Marine and Nichido Fire Ins. Co., __ Cal. Rptr. 3d __, 2015 WL 459231 (Feb. 4, 2015)…

U.S. Supreme Court Likely to Outlaw Fair Share Fees

January 12 2016 Oral argument was heard today by the United States Supreme Court in Friedrichs v. California Teachers' Association. Rebecca Friedrichs is an objector…

San Diego Violated MMBA with Pension Reform Charter Measure

January 4 2016 Unanimous panel of 3 PERB Board members finds that San Diego violated MMBA with 2012 ballot initiative that eliminated defined benefit pensions for…

Text of Europe’s General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR) Agreed Upon

December 16 2015 Early this morning, the Parliament, Council and Commission announced agreement on the text of the EU’s GDPR, which will replace the EU Data…

Most recent attack on agency fee or fair share agreements

November 17 2015 Among the most closely watched cases on the 2015-2016 term of the United States Supreme Court docket this year will be Friedrichs v. California…

What if you win?

November 1 2015 A key part of "Appellate Success" is knowing where a win is likely to leave you, after all the time and cost required to secure it. This cost-benefit…