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Are Employee Non-Competes Good Policy? Many ways to Skin a Cat, Trade Secrets, Non-Solicitations, Confidential Information / NDA

Posted in Confidential Information, Injunctions, Jury Issues / Trial, Non-Disclosure Agreements, Policy, Trade Secrets

At least two states, Michigan this year and Massachusetts in 2014, have proposed legislation to curtail / eliminate the rights of parties (i.e., employers) with respect to non-compete agreements. The Michigan proposal would make “void” any non-compete agreements not related to the sale of a business. California has banned these agreements for years and agreements ……

The Rule of Law – Does It Make a Difference?

Posted in Constitution, General

Recently, my friend and U.S. Congressman Trey Gowdy spoke about the Rule of Law, specifically with respect to the President’s recent Executive Order regarding Immigration. With gridlock in D.C. being the norm, expect to hear a lot more about Executive powers. For example, commentators are suggesting Roberts is looking at approving some aspects of Obamacare ……

What about the Statute of Frauds (?), said the “Uniform Electronic Transactions Act” (UETA)

Posted in Electronic Signatures, General, Injunctions, Jury Issues / Trial, Real Estate

Despite its enactment in 2004 in most all of the 50 states, the Uniform Electronic Transactions Act (“UETA”) has not received the amount of attention one might expect. This is particularly true with respect to real estate transactions, for which it seems an overwhelming majority of real estate agents, brokers, realtors and others in the ……

“Ready for Trial Your Honor” … the 12 month pledge

Posted in General, Jury Issues / Trial

This article by ACEDS on the recent sanctions levied against a major law firm in a patent trial which they won for their client raises numerous issues with the practice of law that need to change. The article refers to “structural woes,” of the legal system. Anyone who practices law can attest to the length ……

Problem solving, anniversary, skills development, and Judical-Legislative power struggle

Posted in General

I knew it would be a challenge to post regularly on this blog as a solo practitioner, and the last few months have proven that. While no posts have generated, countless ideas have run through my mind and I have decided today is the time to spit a few out. This is largely because I ……

Follow me, don’t follow me, I’ve got my spine, I’ve got my orange crush …

Posted in Trademarks

Dig the drum beat start to this classic REM song … Orange Crush! Nothing like a little rock to get in the mood to talk trademarks! The text on YouTube link to song states “Orange” is a reference to Agent Orange as used in Viet Nam. Singleguy at Song Meanings apparently disputes this and claims ……

Publicity Rights – Litigation Decades After Death Reconciling State Laws of NY and WA …

Posted in Publicity Rights, Trademarks

A principal part of this blog is to include music in at least one link in each post. For this post, the subject is music, good music, classic classic rock music (P.S. its Jimi Hendrix!), so the decisions on which song(s) to include were much easier and a heck of a lot of fun. P.S. ……

Civility at the Courthouse, and More than a “Mess of Blues”

Posted in Justiciable Controversies

Non-lawyers in court are living through real life stressful situations, including possible criminal convictions, jail time, divorce, child custody battles, child support payments, time away from their loved ones, large and small civil disputes, and more. These people’s blues can be much more than the “Mess of Blues,” recounted in the music of Elvis and ……

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