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By Jessica Mendelson

On February 13, SunPower Corporation, a manufacturer of solar panels, sued five former employees, as well as its rival, SolarCity Corporation in federal court in San Francisco, California and sought a temporary restraining order against the defendants. SunPower asserted claims of unfair competition, trade secret misappropriation, and violations of the Computer Fraud and Abuse Act (“CFAA”), as well

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By Scott Schaefers

            In a recent decision involving whether a former employer could obtain a temporary restraining order under its broad non-competition agreement with its former employees and former software development company, the federal court in Richmond Technologies, Inc. v. Aumtech Business Solutions, No. 11–CV–02460–LHK, 2011 WL 2607158 (N.D.Cal. July 1, 2011) granted plaintiff’s request and enjoined defendants

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There is wiener controversy brewing, but this one does not involve Twitter™ or a Representative from New York. Rather, this dust up concerns a Chicago hot dog dynasty and allegations of misappropriated trade secrets, false advertising, unfair competition, and trademark infringement.

On June 21, 2011, District Court Judge Sharon Coleman denied Vienna Beef LTD’s motion for a temporary restraining order

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Zynga Game Network, Inc., which describes itself as “the number one social gaming company with 30 million daily active users,” obtained an ex parte temporary restraining order against its competitor Playdom, Inc. and two former Zynga employees. Z ynga both filed the case in the Superior Court of the State of California, Santa Clara County, and obtained the temporary restraining order

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