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By: David S. Poole
BUSINESS LITIGATION: Managing Your Attorney in a Business Dispute

Most people justifiably assume that when they hire an attorney to represent their interests in a lawsuit over a business dispute, that the attorney is on “their side.” In most cases, that is a safe assumption . . .

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By: Michael R. Fostakowsky
EMPLOYMENT LAW: California’s New Parental Leave Law

Effective January 1, 2018, a slew of new laws will take effect imposing further requirements on already burdened employers. One amongst the many is the New Parent Leave Act, codified at California Government Code §12945.6. While similar to the California Family Rights Act (CFRA) and the Family Medical Leave Act (FMLA), the New Parent Leave Act expands its application to include a larger swath of covered employees.

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FEATURED VERDICT: $4.7 Million Verdict in “Milkman” trademark infringement case

Case No. 2015-CV-01586 – AOP Ventures Inc. v. Steam Distribution LLC, et al.

In November, a jury returned a $4.7 million verdict against defendants Steam Distribution LLC, One Hit Wonder Inc., and Anthony Tellez, III for trademark infringement and false designation of origin. The Plaintiff alleged that Defendants’ use of “Milk Man” infringed on Plaintiff’s registered trademark “The Milkman,” which Plaintiff uses in connection with its e-cigarette liquid products.

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The Valley Industry Association (VIA) will once again be hosting Poole & Shaffery, LLP for the 2018 Employment Law Update, presented by Brian Koegle and David Poole, which will provide insight on legal matters affecting California businesses in 2018.

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