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Trial Court Cannot Consider The Financial Impact Of An Award of Contractual Attorneys Fees.

James D. Crosby, Attorney at Law - Complex and General Business Litigation and Trial Representation - San Diego, California

Can a trial court consider the financial impact of the attorney fees award in determining reasonable attorney fees under contract per Civil Code Section 1717? California’s First District Court of Appeals says it cannot. Adassa Walker v. Ticor Title Company of California – Court of Appeal Case No: A126710. In Walker, the trial court had …

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Application of Computer Fraud and Abuse Act – Criminalizing Everyday Computer Activity – Nosal: 9th Circuit says No!

James D. Crosby, Attorney at Law - Complex and General Business Litigation and Trial Representation - San Diego, California

Real interesting new 9th Cir. opinion. U.S. v. Nosal. Does an employee who violates an employer policy prohibiting the use of work computers for non-business purposes commit a federal crime under the Computer Fraud and Abuse Act? 9th says No. Nosal – http://1.usa.gov/Hq5Ks9 Real interesting opinion. Turns on statutory construction but makes broader point on …

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