Two Things You Can Do To Reduce the Likelihood That Your Company Will Be Found Liable For Conspiring Or Aiding And Abetting In An Employee’s Breach of Duty To A Former Employer

by Charles L. Post
The Labor & Employment Law Blog

When companies sue their former employees for theft they often claim that the former employee’s new employer has conspired with the former employee to misappropriate trade secrets, or that that new employer has aided and abetted the former employee’s breach of duty he/she owed to his/her former employer.

Like Woodward and Bernstein, liability “follows the money.”  Current employers are often added to trade secret and breach of duty lawsuits because they have deeper pockets than former employees. 

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Gallo Whines Its Way Into the Tequila Business

By Josh H. Escovedo

In the not so distant past, E & J Gallo Winery (“Gallo”) decided that it was not satisfied with only being a player in the wine business.  It decided to expand his horizons and venture into the tequila business, which is currently filled with such players as Patron, Don Julio, Jose Cuervo, and perhaps most importantly, 1800 Tequila (“1800”).  After placing a significant amount of time and effort into the release of its new tequila,

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“No-Poaching” Lawsuits Come to Hollywood

By James Kachmar

Readers of this blog are familiar with our coverage of the various cases involving high tech firms in Silicon Valley such as Google and Adobe involving alleged “no poaching” agreements that they would not solicit each other’s employees for possible employment.  Both the U.S. Government and plaintiff class action attorneys have alleged that such conduct violates anti-trust laws and/or constitutes unfair competition under California law for violating the provisions of Business and Professions Code section 16600 regarding the prohibitions on non-compete agreements.

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Eight Weintraub Tobin Attorneys Named to Best Lawyers In America© 2015

SACRAMENTO, California – August 25, 2014 – Today, Weintraub Tobin Chediak Coleman Grodin Law Corporation (Weintraub Tobin) congratulates its eight partners who have been included in The Best Lawyers of America© 2015.

Chris Chediak, Sacramento, Corporate Law
Mike A. Kvarme, Sacramento, Real Estate Law
Dale Campbell, Sacramento, Commercial Litigation
Louis Gonzalez, Jr., Sacramento, Litigation – Real Estate
Jim Clarke,

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Weintraub Tobin and Waldron & Bragg Merge

Download: WTWB Merger Press Release FINAL.pdf

Weintraub Tobin Chediak Coleman Grodin Law Corporation and Waldron & Bragg, a professional corporation, have jointly announced the merger of their business law and litigation firms. The combined firm will be named Weintraub Tobin Chediak Coleman Grodin and have offices in Sacramento, Calif., San Francisco, Calif., Beverly Hills, Calif., and Newport Beach, Calif. With more than 70 attorneys, the firm will continue to focus on corporate,

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Weintraub Tobin Raises Money for American Heart Association

Heart Walk Logo

For a third year in a row, Weintraub Tobin is working to raise funds for cardiovascular diseases and stroke by partaking in the American Heart Association Heart Walk on Saturday, September 21 at William Land Park.

Our attorneys and staff work hard during the summer months to gear up for the walk, which raises the dollars needed to fund life-saving research and initiatives in our local community. Each year,

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Upcoming Seminar: Pregnancy Leave, Accommodation & Discrimination

Don’t Wait for the Stork To Teach You What It All Means

Summary of Program
Join the Employment Law Group of Weintraub Tobin for an informative and up-to-date discussion about the rights and obligations of pregnant
employees.

Program Highlights

  • Pregnancy Disability Leave (PDL)
    • What is it?
    • Which employers are covered?
    • When is an employee eligible?
    • How should employers administer the leave?

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