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Tag Archives: breach of duty of loyalty

What Causes of Action are Left for Employers Against Competing Former Employees?

In the previous installment, we focused on the ruling of Judge David Carter in the case of Mattel Inc., v. MGA Entertainment, Inc., in which he emphatically quashed notions of a general duty of loyalty owed by an employee towards his employer. In the final part of the series, we consider alternative remedies an employer… Read More »

Spotlight on Mattel v. MGA Entertaiment

This is the second of a three-part series on the duty of loyalty as a cause of action in employment law. In the previous installment, we discussed whether breach of the duty of loyalty conflicts with public policy in California. In this segment, we look at the ruling of Judge David Carter in the case… Read More »

Breach of Duty of Loyalty

This is the opening installment of a three-part series discussing legal claims brought by employers against employees whom they claim breached a duty of loyalty. In this series, we consider the duty of loyalty in terms of California public policy, and the significance of the case of Mattel, Inc. v. MGA Entertainment, Inc. Introduction When… Read More »