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Winning Trade Secrets Claims: When and How the Preemption Provision of Florida’s Uniform Trade Secrets Act Applies

The Florida Bar Journal
https://www.floridabar.org/the-florida-bar-journal/winning-trade-secrets-claims-when-and-how-the-preemption-provision-of-floridas-uniform-trade-secrets-act-applies/

The theft of trade secrets is estimated to have caused more than $300 billion in losses in 2012. Even more alarming, theft of trade secrets will only rise due to, among other things, industry competition, financial incentive, and the susceptibility of trade secrets to computer hacking. As a result, protecting existing trade secrets is crucial...

Beyond Noncompete Agreements: Using Florida’s Trade Secrets Act to Prevent Former Employees From Disclosing Sensitive Information to Competitors

The Florida Bar Journal
https://www.floridabar.org/the-florida-bar-journal/beyond-noncompete-agreements-using-floridas-trade-secrets-act-to-prevent-former-employees-from-disclosing-sensitive-information-to-competitors/

The problem is a familiar one: A business client calls and informs you that an employee with highly valuable, confidential information has resigned and is going to work for a competitor. The client is afraid that the employee will disclose the information to the competitor. Legal advice and assistance — timely and effective — is...

Trends, Prevention, and Loss Recovery for Victims of Real Estate Wire Fraud and Other Cybercrimes

The Florida Bar Journal
https://www.floridabar.org/the-florida-bar-journal/trends-prevention-and-loss-recovery-for-victims-of-real-estate-wire-fraud-and-other-cybercrimes/

With closing just days away, a first-time home buyer receives an email from the closing agent attaching loan documents and wire instructions for his “cash to close.” His lawyer and his real estate agent, who are copied on the email, each respond confirming that these documents are correct and that the buyer should initiate a...

Enjoining Employment Based on “Inevitable” Misappropriation: Yes, No, Maybe So!

The Florida Bar Journal
https://www.floridabar.org/the-florida-bar-journal/enjoining-employment-based-on-inevitable-misappropriation/

A key employee resigns and joins a competitor. A confidentiality agreement may have been signed. A noncompete agreement may have been signed. But are they enough? What if misappropriation of the former employer’s trade secrets is “inevitable?” What is misappropriation anyhow? Broadly speaking, misappropriation is acquiring by improper means, disclosing or using someone else’s trade...

Annual Reports of Committees of The Florida Bar 2019-2020

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https://www.floridabar.org/the-florida-bar-journal/annual-reports-of-committees-of-the-florida-bar-13/

Adoption Law Certification Admiralty Law Admiralty and Maritime Law Certification Advertising Antitrust and Trade Regulation Certification Appellate Board Certification Appellate Court Rules Aviation Law Aviation Law Certification Board of Legal Specialization and Education Business Litigation Board Certification City, County and Local Government Law Certification Civil Trial Certification Civil Procedure Rules Clients’ Security Fund Code and Rules...

Committee moves rule on ex parte filings

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https://www.floridabar.org/the-florida-bar-news/committee-moves-rule-on-ex-parte-filings/

A proposed new rule to govern the filing of ex parte motions has narrowly won initial approval from the Rules of Judicial Administration Committee. The committee initially deadlocked 15-15 on proposed Rule 2.421, leaving it to Chair Judge Josephine Gagliardi to cast the deciding vote allowing the rule to go forward. Committee member Sandy Solomon,...

Silverstein offers perspective on technology and rules

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https://www.floridabar.org/the-florida-bar-news/silverstein-offers-perspective-on-technology-and-rules/

With the advent of electronic court filing and Florida courts switching from a paper-based to an electronic records system, changes in law practices and with lawyers’ interactions with the courts have been coming hard and fast. And technology continues to evolve for lawyers and the courts as the legal system seeks to mesh principles and...

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