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Blog Notice: In Trial, So Fewer Updates to California Trade Secrets This Week

In Blog Status on December 4, 2010 at 9:15 am
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I am in trial, so there will be fewer updates until December 11.

Best,

Charles

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Streamlined Jury Trials Bill Passes Legislature

In Breaking News on August 25, 2010 at 4:14 pm
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In a positive development for both plaintiffs and defendants, a bill establishing an expedited jury trial procedure has sailed through the California Legislature.  The Wall Street Journal Law Blog and The Recorder reported today that Assembly Bill No. 2284 was approved by the legislature on a unanimous vote.  The bill, entitled the Expedited Jury Trials Act, was introduced by Assembly Member Noreen Evans (D-Santa Rosa).  It calls for the establishment of strealined jury trials in civil cases, where the parties stipulate to them.  Some of the highlights:

  • Waiver of all rights to appeal, motions for directed verdict, and post-trial motions;
  • Only 3 hours per side to present its case;
  • Jury sizes of 8 or fewer, with no alternates, and only 3 peremptory challenges;
  • Provision for high/low agreements: (i.e., a voluntarily agreement specifying a minimum and maximum amount of damages, regardless of the ultimate verdict issued returned by the jury).

By CHARLES H. JUNG

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Plaintiff Awarded $1,000,000 After 5-Day Jury Trial in Los Angeles Superior Court

In Verdicts on August 17, 2010 at 3:58 am
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In Quantum Cooking Concepts v. LV Associates, Case No. BC379011, plaintiff was awarded $1,000,000 after a 5-day jury trial in Los Angeles Superior Court.  See 2 Trials Digest 13th 8, 2010 WL 3210865.  Plaintiff sued a competitor for misappropriation of trade secrets and fraud.

Judge and Attorneys

The judge was Hon. Rolf M. Treu.

Plaintiffs were represented by Nam C. Nguyen and Luan K. Phan of the Phan Law Group in Los Angeles.

Defendant was represented by Howard J. Fox of the Law Offices of Jack L. Chegwidden in Encino.

By CHARLES H. JUNG

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