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Ninth circuit overturns $172 million trade secrets award in rival toy makers’ epic dispute
  • Seyfarth Shaw LLP
  • USA
  • January 25 2013

After more than eight years of litigation and two jury trials over the Bratz doll line, rival toy makers Mattel, Inc. and MGA Entertainment, Inc. may


California Federal Court dismisses California employee’s challenge of his non-compete agreement based upon enforceable forum selection provision
  • Seyfarth Shaw LLP
  • USA
  • February 12 2013

California federal courts have again said it loud and clear when analyzing whether or not the enforcement of a forum selection clause within


Federal Court requires foreign resident to litigate non-compete dispute in Missouri based upon Forum Selection Clause
  • Seyfarth Shaw LLP
  • USA
  • February 26 2013

It's 8,242.7 miles or a 17 hour flight between the Philippines and Missouri. Nobody would dispute that this is a significant distance, but as far the


California federal court ships fiduciary duty and unfair competition suit to Delaware based upon forum selection clause
  • Seyfarth Shaw LLP
  • USA
  • January 31 2013

Using a forum selection clause to transfer a case out of California federal court may have become easier thanks to a recent order from Judge Koh of


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"


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