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28 02, 2016

Protecting Trade Secrets Using Employment Agreements

By | 2017-09-11T06:20:54+00:00 February 28th, 2016|Business Contracts, Business Law, Business Litigation, Commercial Law, Contract law, Labor & Employment Law|Comments Off on Protecting Trade Secrets Using Employment Agreements

Introduction Most California business owners know that a provision in an employment contract which purports to prevent a former employee from competing with the employer’s business is unenforceable in California. Under California law, there is a strong and clear policy favoring the free and unfettered rights of workers to find work where they can, using [...]

11 02, 2016

Contract Disputes and Personal Jurisdiction

By | 2017-09-11T06:21:42+00:00 February 11th, 2016|Business Contracts, Business Law, Business Litigation, Commercial Law, Contract law|Comments Off on Contract Disputes and Personal Jurisdiction

Introduction With the prevalence of the internet and all of our information and communication technologies, it is increasingly common for individuals and businesses to enter into contractual relations across state lines.  People buy and sell all manner of goods and services on-line, taking advantage of greatly expanded choice and markets.  But there are risks and [...]

2 02, 2016

Avoiding Ownership Disputes

By | 2017-09-11T01:55:25+00:00 February 2nd, 2016|Business Contracts, Business Formation, Business Law, Business Litigation, Corporate Compliance|Comments Off on Avoiding Ownership Disputes

Introduction Our San Diego business lawyers have previously written about corporate governance and compliance issues and the many benefits to business owners of addressing their company’s corporate compliance needs. [1] In this article, we focus on another reason to engage in best practices when it comes to corporate governance—Avoiding Ownership Disputes. Many clients contact our [...]

22 01, 2016

Breach of Fiduciary Duty

By | 2017-09-11T02:19:52+00:00 January 22nd, 2016|Business Contracts, Business Law, Business Litigation, Commercial Law|Comments Off on Breach of Fiduciary Duty

Introduction: When People You Have a Right to Trust Cheat You Ours is a world of contractual relationships, written and oral.  We hire people to help us, and we hire people to act on our behalf.  We hire real estate agents and brokers to buy and sell our homes or other real estate.  We hire [...]

8 12, 2015

Filing a Lawsuit to Secure a Prompt & Enforceable Settlement

By | 2017-09-11T23:22:45+00:00 December 8th, 2015|Business Contracts, Business Law, Business Litigation, Commercial Law, Contract law|Comments Off on Filing a Lawsuit to Secure a Prompt & Enforceable Settlement

Ways Filing a Lawsuit Can Help Secure a Prompt and Enforceable Settlement While it’s true that litigation can be an extremely expensive means of dispute resolution, and that prompt, voluntary settlements are almost always preferable to extended litigation, it is also true, paradoxically, that filing a lawsuit can be the best way to settle a dispute [...]