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April 2015
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Zillow Defeats Most Claims in Trade Secret Lawsuit

The real estate company Zillow, Inc. has successfully managed to knock out the majority of claims in atrade secret lawsuit that accuses the company of stealing an idea on their website known as the “Coming Soon” listings. The ruling cited a lack of “sufficient specificity [in] the trade secret and nontrade secret proprietary information at Read More

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Alameda County Walmart Sued for Wage Theft

The superstore giant Walmart is facing a class action lawsuit in Alameda County under the allegation that the retailer has been engaging inwage theft with its employees. According to the complaint filed in Alameda County Superior Court, the company has been using “assistant store managers” to do the same work as lower level employees in Read More

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Sex Discrimination Case Illustrates Importance of Employee Reviews

The recent verdict of a Californiasex discrimination and retaliation case for a female employee suing her venture capitalist employer has highlighted a number of potential problems that can arise with employees. Most importantly, it illustrates how important keeping current records and employee reviews can be to protect a company against employee claims. Facts of the Read More

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Legal Battle over “Happy Birthday” Song

A federal judge in California will rule in the next few weeks whether or not to throw out the decades-oldcopyright for the song, “Happy Birthday to You.” The copyright’s current owner, Warner/Chappel Music, could potentially owe millions of dollars to people and organizations that have licensed the song in recent years if the judge decides Read More

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