On March 6, in a U.S. District Court for the Eastern District of Texas case, Texas Advanced Optoelectric Solutions (TAOS) Inc. obtained a verdict against Intersil Corp. (Nasdaq: ISIL) for trade secret misappropriation, breach...more
If you asked me to list my favorite torts, tortious interference with prospective economic advantage would be near the bottom of the list.
But that tort was front and center in Judge McGuire's Opinion in KRG New Hill...more
Sure, there are lots of viral YouTube videos. There’s Katy Perry’s left shark, the owls dance off and of course the kitten sup-purr bowl, but it might surprise you to learn that YouTube removed a video for being too...more
Affiliate marketers are a considerable cog in assisting companies, including search engines and online retailers, in guiding potential customers to click on sponsored links. In expediting the acquisition of potential...more
Tennessee recognizes the tort of interference with prospective business relations. But there’s an exception for competitors.
One who intentionally causes a third person not to enter into a prospective contractual...more
Queen v. Schultz - USCA, D.C. Circuit, April 4, 2014 -
Defendant Ed Schultz is a radio and television personality currently hosting “The Ed Show” on the MSNBC network. Plaintiff Michael Queen is an NBC employee who...more
In For Executives, This May Have Been The Most Frightening Holding Of 2013, I wrote about the Court of Appeal’s decision in Asahi Kasei Pharma Corp. v. Actelion Ltd., 222 Cal. App. 4th 945 (2013). Readers may recall that...more
A recent decision of the B.C. Supreme Court suggests that recovering economic losses caused by blockades or activities that interfere with commercial activities will not be straightforward....more
A former Ph.D. student sued the University of Michigan and several faculty members after the university removed him from the Ph.D. program. Joseph Dean Vigil failed to complete his dissertation and Ph.D. requirements within...more
In a case whose facts plainly compelled the outcome, California’s Fourth Appellate District held on October 15, 2013 in Angelica Textile Services, Inc. v. Jaye Park, No. D062405 that a claim for trade secret misappropriation...more
Many sham peer review cases are based upon breach of contract in states in which the medical staff bylaws are treated as contracts between the hospital and/or medical staff and the individual physicians. Typically, the cause...more
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