California Supreme Court Watch

Oct 14, 2015
#15-177 Parrish v. Latham & Watkins, S228277

#15-177 Parrish v. Latham & Watkins, S228277.  (B244841; 238 Cal.App.4th 81; Los Angeles County Superior Court; BC482394.) Petition for review after the Court of Appeal affirmed an order granting a special motion to strike in a civil action. This case presents the following issues: (1) Does the denial of former employees’ motion for summary judgment in an action for misappropriation of trade secrets conclusively establish that their former employer had probable cause to bring the action and thus preclude the employees’ subsequent action for malicious prosecution, even if the trial court in the prior action later found that it had been brought in bad faith? (2) Is the former employees’ malicious prosecution action against the employer’s former attorneys barred by the one-year statute of limitations in Code of Civil Procedure section 304.6?

Review granted 10/14/2015 | Oral Argument: 06/06/2017

See the Petition for Review.

See the Petition for Review for the 6/6/2017 oral argument