Cases Are Easier to Start Than They Are to Finish: California Court Awards $180,000 in Sanctions for Meritless Trade Secret Misappropriation Lawsuit Brought in Bad Faith

Cases Are Easier to Start Than They Are to Finish: California Court Awards $180,000 in Sanctions for Meritless Trade Secret Misappropriation Lawsuit Brought in Bad Faith

The California Court of Appeal has upheld an award of monetary sanctions against a company that brought a lawsuit against its competitor that the court found was meritless and intended to stifle competition. Cypress Semiconductor Corp. v. Maxim Integrated Products, Inc., H038555 (Apr. 28, 2015).