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Former MLB Pitcher Claims Astros Stole More than Hand Signals in Runup to 2017 World Series

Former MLB pitcher Mike Bolsinger has come up with a novel legal strategy as he (literally) relitigates his shoddy third-of-an-inning performance against the Astros in their runup to the 2017 World Series. The journeyman pitcher gave up four runs and … Continue reading

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Former Astros GM Demands Trial Over his Sign-Stealing Termination, but Quiet Arbitration Settlement May be Unavoidable

Former Astros general manager Jeff Luhnow is not fading quietly into the footnotes of baseball’s hall of shame. Still unemployed after his termination by the Astros following Major League Baseball’s investigation of the dark arts employed during the team’s World … Continue reading

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Considering a New Job? Please Talk to Your Lawyer

Zillow recently reached a whopping $130 million settlement with Realtor.com operator Move Inc. shortly before the two online real estate giants went to trial over alleged misappropriation of trade secrets. While the settlement amount is a far cry from the … Continue reading

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White House Report Says Non-Competes May Hurt Competition

The White House is weighing in on the growing use of non-compete agreements and how they can negatively affect competition, individual workers and the overall economy. Once a tool reserved for top executives, the 16-page report released earlier this week … Continue reading

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Wishing You and Your Family a Joyful Holiday Season!

We’ll see you back here in 2016 with more Legal Issues in the Executive Suite. In the meantime, have a safe and wonderful holiday season.

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More on the Astros/Cardinals Hacking Scandal

I went on KTRK, Houston’s ABC affiliate, last weekend to discuss the Houston Astros/St. Louis Cardinals hacking scandal. You can check out the video here.

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Company Secrets Come in Many Forms, and All Deserve Protection

The Cuckoo’s Calling wasn’t, as its dust jacked proclaimed, a debut novel penned by Robert Galbraith. It was written by beloved Harry Potter author J.K. Rowling. After The Sunday Times broke the story, critics began to suggest that the revelation … Continue reading

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Employee Anti-Poaching Agreements Thwart the Free Market

An interesting case is playing out as we speak in Silicon Valley, where a group of high-tech employees has sued Google, Apple, Pixar, Lucasfilm, Adobe, Intel, and Intuit over an alleged “gentlemen’s agreement” not to recruit each other’s employees. In In … Continue reading

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Changing Jobs? Here’s What Not to Take With You

In my last blog, I discussed what executives should take with them when they’re leaving their company. In this blog, we’ll go over something just as important: what they shouldn’t take with them. The short answer is, besides the employment … Continue reading

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Executive Deposition Tips, Part 3: Steer Clear of Innuendo

Executives might be tempted to aim disparaging comments at the opposing side during a deposition. Avoiding this urge can be difficult when opposing counsel is peppering an executive with questions impugning his or her credibility, competency and intellect. But resisting the … Continue reading

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