Understanding Trade Secrets

Most businesses in today’s competitive climate rely on the talents of its employees. Employees are often undervalued as a company’s asset – that is, until they leave to join a competitor or start their own business, at which time their value is more realistically assessed.  There is no doubt former employees retain information in their [...]

By | January 14th, 2018|Business Litigation, Non-Compete Litigation, trade secrets|Comments Off on Understanding Trade Secrets

Unfair Trade Practices

Businesses in South Carolina, around the country and around the world can be found to be using unfair trade practices or unfair competition. These usually come about because companies and individuals are in fierce competition not only to survive, but to thrive in their industry. With this intense competition to get ahead, some companies will [...]

By | December 5th, 2017|Business Litigation|Comments Off on Unfair Trade Practices

Shareholder Oppression

Shareholder oppression comes in many forms. South Carolina courts have used the terms “freeze out” or “squeeze out” interchangeably. These terms mean “the use by some of the owners or participants in a business enterprise of strategic position, inside information, or powers of control or utilization of some legal device or technique, to eliminate from [...]

By | January 4th, 2017|Business Litigation|Comments Off on Shareholder Oppression

What the Federal Defend Trade Secrets Act of 2016 Means For South Carolina Employees

Although there was very little notice by the press or voters, trade secrets lawyers saw a significant development in the law recently.  Last month, President Obama signed into law the Defend Trade Secrets Act of 2016 (DTSA). The DTSA provides a federal counterpart to the various state laws that already govern trade secret litigation. Currently [...]

By | June 10th, 2016|Litigation, trade secrets|Comments Off on What the Federal Defend Trade Secrets Act of 2016 Means For South Carolina Employees

Startups Shouldn’t Take Shortcuts

When it comes to the early stages of a business, entrepreneurs often take shortcuts. Creating a product and establishing a client base give way to many legal matters. Whether the business is a success or a failure, money ultimately complicates everything. […]

By | June 24th, 2015|Business Litigation|Comments Off on Startups Shouldn’t Take Shortcuts