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A federal court in California recently awarded defendants in a patent infringement case more than $2.8 million in attorneys’ fees relating to the use of “predictive coding,” also known as “computer-assisted technology,” to...more
Earlier this month, the U.S. District Court for the Southern District of California awarded more than $11 million in attorneys' fees and costs to three trade secret defendants, finding that plaintiffs who had raised a claim...more
The Bratz litigation between Mattel and MGA Entertainment has provided fertile grounds for attorney fee disputes. In the latest installment, the Ninth Circuit upheld a $137 million attorney fee award in favor of MGA as a...more
In This Issue:
- Mattel v. MGA Entertainment:
Ninth Circuit vacates jury verdict and related damages, fees and costs award in connection with MGA’s misappropriation of trade-secrets counterclaim, finding that that...more
Over the last couple of months there has been a fair amount of press given to the California Appellate Court decision in SASCO v. Rosendin Electric, Inc., 207 Cal. App. 4th 837 (2012). As is typical with cases brought under...more
This is a much overdue case law update, so it's a little lengthy. But on the upside, it touches on a number of different subjects from around the country....more
Earlier this year, Judge Mary Anne Mason in the Circuit Court of Cook County awarded attorneys' fees to a prevailing defendant under Section 5(i) of the Illinois Trade Secrets Act. That provision allows for a defendant to...more
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