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Action Filed Against Former Employer’s Attorneys Was Not Subject To Dismissal Under Anti-SLAPP Statute

Soukup v. Law Offices of Herbert Hafif, 39 Cal. 4th 260 (2006) Peggy Soukup, a former employee of the Law Offices of Herbert Hafif, sued Ronald C. Stock for abuse of process and malicious prosecution based upon Stock’s prosecution of an earlier lawsuit against Soukup on behalf of the Hafifs and their law firm. The … Continue Reading

Employer Was Permitted To Report To NASD Reasons For Terminating Broker-Dealer

Fontani v. Wells Fargo Investments, LLC, 129 Cal. App. 4th 719 (2005) Wells Fargo terminated Marco Fontani, one of its NASDregistered broker-dealers. Following Fontani’s termination, Wells Fargo filed a Form U-5 with the NASD, stating that Fontani had been terminated “for violation of company policies by misrepresenting information in the sale of annuities, not being … Continue Reading

Court Should Not Have Enforced Settlement In Case That Had Been Dismissed

Hagan Eng’g, Inc. v. Mills, 115 Cal. App. 4th 1004 (2003) Hagan Engineering, Inc., sued several of its former employees in state court, including Daniel G. Mills (collectively, “Mills”), for misappropriation of its trade secrets and related claims; Mills sued Hagan in federal court, alleging violations of ERISA. Eventually, the parties entered into a global … Continue Reading
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