By Robert Milligan and Jessica Mendelson

With the NBA basketball season almost upon us, a high profile legal battle between an aspiring NBA sports agent and his former agency continues to heat up in Los Angeles federal court. The case involves some interesting non-compete, trade secret, and privacy issues.

In April 2012, we first alerted you to the colorful case
Continue Reading Sports Agent Non-Compete and Trade Secrets Dispute Heats Up in California

In a recent decision, the federal Ninth Circuit Court of Appeals joined a growing number of federal courts that have limited the use of the Computer Fraud and Abuse Act ("CFAA") in suits brought against former employees accused of taking data from a company’s computer system before leaving the company.

In LVRC Holdings LLC v. Brekka, Case No. 07-17116

Continue Reading The Ninth Circuit Holds that “Authority” Requirement Prevent Employer From Bringing Computer Fraud and Abuse Act Claim Against Former Employee

In this breach of employment contract and misappropriation of trade secrets case, plaintiff moved to compel production of e-mails from defendant’s personal Yahoo! account.

Plaintiff contended that Defendant used this specific e-mail account to engage in the activities upon which this entire lawsuit is based. Defendant claimed that he could not produce these e-mails, because they had been destroyed by
Continue Reading Infinite Energy, Inc. v. Thai Heng Chang, 2008 WL 4098329 (N.D. Fla. Aug. 29, 2008)