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A House Afire: Preliminary Injunctions and Requests for Expedited Discovery in Employee Defection Cases

Posted in Injunctions

It is common in employee defection and trade secret cases for the plaintiff company to rush into court screaming that a robbery is underway that must be halted by the court.  The plaintiff cries that, absent the immediate intervention of the court, it will be stripped of any effective ability to compete and may be… Continue Reading

California: 5 Things to Know Before You Hire or Recruit Your Competitor’s Employees

Posted in Employee Raids, Hiring a Competitor’s Employees, Protecting Trade Secrets and Other Business Information

You Hire A Top Performing Employee From Your Competitor And Then She Brings Along “Her Team.” You’ve been working for months to recruit a competitor’s star employee. She arrives at your office telling you that she resisted counteroffers and is now on board. Almost immediately, her cell phone begins to ring. Subordinates and co-workers from… Continue Reading

California: 5 Things to Know When a Competitor Hires Your Employees

Posted in Employee Raids, Protecting Trade Secrets and Other Business Information

You Lose A Key Employee; And Then Another And Another …    One of the company’s highest paid employees has decided to look for greener pastures or even start her own company. She is an “at will” employee without a specific written agreement for a set term. She knows your customers and how to handle and… Continue Reading