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Judd Law Group Scores Major Public Interest Victory against Cosmetics Manufacturers

ANNOUNCES LITIGATION SETTLEMENT Between Public Interest Alliance and Cosmetics Manufacturers. Lawsuit demands industry giants remove carcinogens from products; Raise awareness of need for more study of link between cosmetic powders and cancer. San Francisco, June 4, 2014 – Judd Law Group LLP (, attorneys for Public Interest Alliance (PIA), announced that the California Superior Court […]

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Judd Law Group Prevails for Defrauded Guarantors — LNV Corp. v STK Financial LLC, et al. (W.D. Wa. Case # 11-5744 RJB)

In what is becoming something of an annual holiday tradition, shortly before Thanksgiving this year Judd Law Group LLP achieved a very favorable resolution of a high-stakes lawsuit for two long-time clients. The facts giving rise to the suit are complicated and tragic: Steve – a seasoned financial advisor for a series of major broker-dealers […]

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Judd Law Group Trounces Loan-to-Own Predator

Over the holiday break a year ago, I finalized the settlement of a case for a client that had been referred to me by one of my former partners at O’Melveny & Myers. Although relatively small by O’Melveny standards, an adverse judgment would have eliminated 30-50% of the client’s total operating funds – so in […]

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Understanding Trade Secrets, Part 1: What They Are and Simple Measures You Should Take To Protect Them

Many people talks about trade secrets, but surprisingly few know what they are, or how to protect them. If your business relies on specialized knowledge that is not publicly available, you should have a basic understanding of trade secrets law. If you’re thinking about quitting your job and starting a business that will compete with […]

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San Francisco Business Lawyer on Employees’ Rights and Obligations Regarding Trade Secrets

In What Trade Secrets Are and How To Protect Them, the San Francisco Business Lawyers of Judd Law Group outlined basic trade secrets law concepts that every executive, investor, recruiter and attorney should know. In this post, Judd Law Group discusses the primary legal rights and obligations that owners and users of trade secrets should be […]

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Bay Area Business Lawyer Says “Ask These Five Questions Before Hiring Key Employees”

Hiring a key employee is an important event for any business. Finding the right “fit” for the job – an individual with specialized skills, leadership ability, contacts and proven track record who is culturally compatible – is no small task. Oftentimes the most desirable candidates are employed by competitors, who understandably want to ensure that […]

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Ninth Circuit to Employers, Investors, and Entrepreneurs: “Create and Enforce Computer-Use Policies to Deter Theft of Valuable Trade Secrets and Proprietary Information”

Intellectual capital – trade secrets, proprietary information, and confidential methods of performing services (collectively, “trade secrets”) – is many companies’ most significant asset. A recent surge of senior executives and professionals who have left their jobs to join competitors or start their own competing businesses has made robust trade secret protection essential for all businesses […]

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Supreme Court Enforces Class Action Waiver; California law invalid

On April 27, 2011, the U.S. Supreme Court ruled that the Federal Arbitration Act (the “FAA”) preempts the California law striking as unconscionable any consumer contract provision that waives the right to bring a class action lawsuit. According to the legal press, AT&T Mobility LLC v. Concepcion, et ux. has caused an “earthquake” that has […]

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