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August 2015 Archives

Personal Guarantees in Breach of Contract Lawsuits

One of the recurring issues that Buffington Law Firm's Orange County business litigation attorneys deal with concerns personal guarantees.  This is a frequently misunderstood issue in breach of contract lawsuits and often exposes people to legal liability that they did not know that they had.

Business Litigation -- Unfair and Deceptive Trade Practices

Buffington Law Firm's business trial attorneys have broad experience in achieving successful outcomes in cases involving unfair business practices and unfair competition.  In California, unfair business practices is a specific term which nonetheless covers a broad spectrum of deceptive or unfair business practices.

Non-Competition Issues in Business Litigation -- Part 2

Buffington Law Firm's Orange County business litigation trial lawyers have handled many cases involving unfair competition and misappropriation of trade secrets.  In last week's Blog we discussed basic issues concerning a departing employee's legal right to compete against a former employer.  In this week's article we will discuss practical issues concerning business litigation in these situations, including some of the ways to avoid this type of lawsuit, or at least minimize one's liability.

Non-Competition Clauses and Trade Secrets

One of the most common business litigation issues that Buffington Law Firm's Orange County business trial attorneys are often asked to deal with concerns non-competition clauses and trade secret issues.  The scenario usually goes like this.  An employee, often a high level salesperson or executive, is ending his employment to go work for a competitor.  His now-former employer required him to sign a non-competition clause in his employment agreement.  The salesperson has detailed knowledge of the former employer's customers in terms of their identity, preferences, buying patterns, etc.  Is it legal for this salesperson to immediately quit and go to work for a direct competitor.

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