Be Careful What You Wish For; The Stakes Have Risen!

The stakes have risen. The US Supreme Court’s ruling in Marx v General Revenue Corp., has now made cases concerning violations of the Fair Debt Collection Practices Act, less favorable for the plaintiff. Defendants receiving judgment in their favor can now recover reasonable costs without proving the case was brought against them in bad faith. This case truly is analogous to the saying “Be careful what you wish for.”

The Bad-Faith, Fee-Shifting Provision has Teeth!

“The bad-faith fee-shifting provision of the Uniform Trade Secrets Act has ‘teeth’.” This piece highlights the importance of bringing forth legitimate allegations regarding trade secrets. Baseless trade secret claims can cost plaintiffs large sums and are preferably avoidable.