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Q & A: Why is Trial Experience Important?

There is an important distinction between litigators and trial lawyers. As upwards of 90% of all civil cases in California settle, attorneys often go decades without actually trying a case before a jury. The Louderback Law Group has over thirty years of trial experience and has achieved resounding success at trial in courtrooms throughout California. This trial experience is a tremendous asset for our clients during pre-litigation, settlement negotiations and at trial.

Social Media as Evidence: Why You Want it, How You Can Use it, and How to Get it

In this new age of social media prevalence, the content stored on sites, such as Facebook, should be coveted by litigants as sources of information that might pertain to the issues in their lawsuit. This article will discuss examples of how social media content is being used and admitted as evidence in litigation and some useful archiving tools that will help lawyers discover social media data.

Do You Own Your Social Media Account?

As social media continues to permeate our everyday lives, more and more businesses have created social media accounts on websites such as LinkedIn, Twitter and Facebook in order to promote their brand. Does the singular act of creating a social media account by a business establish ownership, or should a business do more to establish actual ownership...

The California Evidence Code and Trade Secrets

The important relationship between the California Uniform Trade Secrets Act and the California Evidence Code may not be readily apparent to parties engaged in trade secret litigation. When an employee leaves their employment, the subsequent lawsuit by a former employer often involves issues relating to nondisclosure agreements, noncompetition clauses...

Senate Bill 400: Employment Protections for Stalking Victims

Effective January 1, 2014, Senate Bill 400 (“SB 400”) amended California Labor Code Sections 230 and 230.1 to extend the protections afforded to victims of domestic violence and sexual assault against discharge, discrimination, and retaliation, to employees who are the victims of stalking...

Avoiding the Trojan Horse When Onboarding Employees

Hiring a new employee who has outstanding work experience and qualifications, stellar performance in multiple interviews with management, and fits a critical part of the firm’s business is an exciting experience, indeed, like a gift. While employers that retain promising new employees may not suffer the same fate as the Trojans...