Too Much, Too Late: Unintended Consequences of Texas Securities Class-Action Reform

A careful look at recent Texas class-action opinions indicates a shift in certification decisions, even before the recent reforms. On Feb. 18, President George W. Bush signed the Class Action Fairness Act (CAFA), designed to revamp class-action procedure and law. CAFA discourages forum-shopping by moving large, interstate class actions into federal courts. According to a [...]

Corporate Sleuthing: Surveillance of Employee Activity to Avoid Disclosure of Trade Secrets

What is a Trade Secret and Why Must it be Safeguarded? The use of technology is no longer limited to technology businesses. Most companies, no matter their size or their business, employ computer software, the Internet and e-mail to share information instantaneously and to update inventories and communicate with employees and customers alike. While these [...]