Zealous advocacy, copious use of Latin, and literary devices advantageously applied to attack our adversaries’ arguments.  These are the cornerstones of American legal representation. 

These tools are part of the modus operandi of every lawyer.  This article may use dead language and assonance as running themes, but some lawyers take zealous advocacy ad infinitum.  Such attorneys are rarely even
Continue Reading The Two Billion Dollar Zhu Zhu Pet, Sold for $5k: Puffing in Trade Secret Misappropriation Pleadings May be Perilous

By Tim Nelson and Robert Milligan

The recent decision of California’s Third Appellate District in Wallis v. PHL Associates, Inc. underscores the importance of following the terms of a protective order in trade secret litigation and acting cautiously when handling materials that arguably may be protected under a protective order.

In Wallis, the trial court imposed sanctions of $43,678.42
Continue Reading California Appellate Court Affirms Sanctions Award Against Attorney and Her Clients Who Allegedly Violated The Protective Order in a Trade Secret Matter