Thursday, November 27, 2008

Sanctions Upheld Against Lawyer for Informing Client About Trade Secrets

As reported by

A California appeals court affirmed sanctions of almost $44,000 against an IP lawyer last week for informing her client that trade secrets, which the opposing party intended to be filed under seal, were in the court's public file. The court ruled that attorney Joanna Mendoza should have known she was violating a protective order even though the document was publicly available, noting that 250 of the document's 800 pages were marked confidential and the front page said it was filed under seal. The Full story is available here.

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