Calif. Court Revives Libel Claim In Microchip Espionage Case

By Aaron Vehling (June 9, 2014, 9:12 PM EDT) -- A California man's defamation and libel claims against a business partner's wife who accused him of sharing a microchip maker's trade secrets with the Chinese government will survive, thanks to a California appeals court's Friday ruling partially reversing a trial court's earlier order.

In its ruling, the appeals court found that Lan Lee's defamation and libel claims could prevail against Yunchun Li, whose accusations against Lee ultimately resulted in a federal probe and a subsequent trial, in which he was acquitted. But the appeals court also found that Lee could not prevail on his emotional distress and economic interference claims against...

Stay ahead of the curve

In the legal profession, information is the key to success. You have to know what’s happening with clients, competitors, practice areas, and industries. Law360 provides the intelligence you need to remain an expert and beat the competition.


  • Access to case data within articles (numbers, filings, courts, nature of suit, and more.)
  • Access to attached documents such as briefs, petitions, complaints, decisions, motions, etc.
  • Create custom alerts for specific article and case topics and so much more!

TRY LAW360 FREE FOR SEVEN DAYS

Hello! I'm Law360's automated support bot.

How can I help you today?

For example, you can type:
  • I forgot my password
  • I took a free trial but didn't get a verification email
  • How do I sign up for a newsletter?
Ask a question!