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Blog PostsBlog Post:  Order Denying Summary Judgment in LNV Corp. v. STK Financial LLC, et al. (W.D. Wa. USDC Case No. 11-5744 RJB) (December 12, 2012)

Blog Post:  Judd Law Group Trounces Loan-to-Own Predator (December 11, 2012)

Blog Post:  Understanding Trade Secrets, Part I — What Trade Secrets Are and What To Do To Protect Them” by Jeffrey M. Judd

Blog Post:  “Employee Rights and Obligations Regarding Trade Secrets” by Jeffrey M. Judd

Blog Post:  “Ask These Five Questions Before Hiring Key Employees” by Jeffrey M. Judd

Blog Post:  “Ninth Circuit to Employers, Investors, and Entrepreneurs:  “Create and Enforce Computer-Use Policies to Deter Theft of Valuable Trade Secrets and Proprietary Information”” by Jeffrey M. Judd (June 9, 2011)

Companies that derive significant value from trade secrets and proprietary information should ensure that they have minimally robust trade secret protection programs in place. The Ninth Circuit Court of Appeals recently identified a handful of simple, relatively inexpensive measures that companies should deploy to discourage employees and former employees from taking and using a company’s trade secrets by subjecting former employees to criminal liability for misappropriation and unauthorized use of company resources.  Elements of a best practices trade secrets protection program are also summarized.

Blog Post: “Supreme Court Enforces Class Action Waiver; California Law Invalid” by Jeffrey M. Judd (May 3, 2011)

In what is viewed as a stunning and surprising upset to plaintiffs’ class-action lawyers, the U.S. Supreme Court recently held that class-action waivers in arbitration provisions are not per se unconscionable – as the California Supreme Court had previously held – but rather make sense in the context of arbitration and will generally be enforced. Jeffrey M. Judd, a veteran class-action litigator and member of the Chartered Institute of Arbitrators, comments on how the AT&T Mobility LLC v. Concepcion, et ux. and Stolt-Nielsen S.A. et al. v. AnimalFeeds Int’l Corp. cases can be used to help reduce your company’s exposure to litigation.