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Hulk Hogan, Sex Tapes, And The FBI: Lesson Learned

When the celebrity gossip blog Gawker decided to post highlights from a sex tape starring Hulk Hogan, it never thought that decision would lead to suing the FBI. But that’s what happened—and just recently, Gawker prevailed. A federal judge in Florida ordered that the FBI and the Executive Office of United States Attorneys (EOUSA) must respond to Gawker’s FOIA request—even though the agencies argued … Continue Reading

Protecting Trade Secrets Furnished To The Government

Picture this situation:  your company is submitting a bid on a public contract, whether a technology acquisition, software development project, construction project, insurance quote, or financial services contract, to name but a few.  Or picture responding to state and federal regulatory authorities that require disclosing company information concerning approval and licensing of your gaming establishment … Continue Reading

Beware of Pitfalls When Litigating Trade Secret Cases

Are you confident in your ability to prosecute a trade secret case without losing those “secrets” in the process? The U.S. Fourth Circuit Court of Appeals’ recent decision should give you pause before answering. The Court’s holding in E.I. DuPont De Nemours & Co. v. Kolon Industries, Inc., underscores the significant risks of putting evidence into the … Continue Reading
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