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Attorney’s Fees Awarded in “Nonsensical” Trade Secrets Case - Cypress Semiconductor Corp. v. Maxim Integrated Products, Inc.

Upholding an award of more than $180,000 in attorneys’ fees under the California Uniform Trade Secret Act (CUTSA) for bringing a bad faith misappropriation claim, the California Court of Appeal found that “Cypress filed a...more

Supreme Court "SOX" it to Employers by Extending Statute's Whistleblower Provision to Private Contractors of Public Companies

On March 4, 2014, the U.S. Supreme Court issued a decision in Lawson v. FMR LLC expanding the class of persons protected under the anti-retaliatory provisions set forth in the Sarbanes Oxley Act of 2002 ("SOX"). The Court...more

California District Court Rejects FLSA Settlement Due to 78% Fee Award

Without settlements, class action litigation would likely grind the work of our nation’s courts to a halt. One impediment, however, to settlement in many cases is the amount of attorney fees. Particularly in smaller cases, or...more

Law School Merit Scholarships: It Doesn’t Matter How Smart You Are. You Can’t Beat the Programmed Odds in a Gambling Slot Machine...

The New York Times just exposed one of the various scams law schools utilize to attract new students in a market with an ever dwindling demand for new lawyers. This recently revealed law school hucksterism is a blatant...more

Nowadays, GC wise to consider innovative cost-cutting

As the economy continues to soften, businesses of all stripes are being forced to cut costs and find ways to ensure their stability and growth. No department is immune. This article focuses on the innovative ways...more

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