9th Circ. Affirms Atty Sanctions For Flawed Trade Secrets Suit

Law360, Los Angeles (March 4, 2014, 8:20 PM EST) -- The Ninth Circuit on Tuesday held that a lower court properly ordered an attorney to pay $5,000 in sanctions to Cepia LLC for factual misrepresentations made in an underlying trade secret misappropriation lawsuit brought by a toy inventor, saying the lower court didn’t abuse its discretion.

In 2011, Mateo, Calif.-based toy designer Jason G. Heller filed suit against Cepia, alleging it developed a line of toys from trade secrets he gave to two Hong Kong companies he had contracted with to develop prototypes of a robotic...
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Case Information

Case Title

Robert Matz v. Cepia L.L.C., et al

Case Number



Appellate - 9th Circuit

Nature of Suit

4190 Other Contract Actions

Date Filed

January 12, 2012

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