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Jonathan Pollard

Jonathan Pollard

Pollard PLLC

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The firm and its member have extensive experience litigating complex non-compete, trade secret, defamation, and employment disputes.

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Pollard PLLC Wins Major Non-Compete Appeal in US Court of Appeals for the 11th Circuit

Pollard PLLC has scored another major appellate victory, this time in the United States Court of Appeals for the 11th Circuit. The trial court case involved several employees who left Vital Pharmaceuticals or “VPX” (the maker of Bang energy drink) to join a start-up beverage company called Elegance Brands. All of these employees had non-compete

Pollard PLLC Defeats Non-Compete Injunction in Villages Real Estate Litigation

In a major victory for Pollard PLLC and its clients, the Firm has successfully defeated Properties of the Villages’ bid for a preliminary injunction. The facts of the case are laid out at length in a previous post. To briefly summarize: POV sued several former real estate agents to enforce non-compete agreements. POV claimed that

Pollard PLLC Launches Investigation into American Heritage School

Pollard PLLC has launched its own investigation into American Heritage School, an elite private school with campuses in Plantation and Boca Raton, Florida. The Firm’s investigation focuses on American Heritage’s use of non-compete agreements among faculty and staff. The Firm has already obtained evidence that American Heritage School (through its affiliated entity American Learning Systems,

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Federal Courts Cannot Presume Irreparable Harm (Even in Florida Non-Compete Cases)

Florida Statute 542.335 applies to the enforcement of non-compete agreements in Florida. In relevant part, that statute provides that a court shall presume irreparable harm flowing from the violation of an enforceable non-compete agreement. Let me unpack this. In non-compete cases, the main event is usually a preliminary injunction. In most non-compete cases, it is

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Supreme Court Limits Computer Fraud and Abuse Act (CFAA)

In a 6 to 3 ruling, the United States Supreme Court has limited the scope of the Computer Fraud and Abuse Act or CFAA. Background on the CFAA First, some background on the law: The CFAA was signed into law in 1986. It’s real purpose was to prevent hackers from breaking into secured computer systems.

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Defending Criminal Theft of Trade Secret Cases

When we think about trade secret litigation, we think about it in the civil and commercial context. But that overlooks the growing trend of criminal trade secret prosecutions. Consider this a timely post: Florida just passed the Combating Corporate Espionage in Florida Act, which updates and amends the previous criminal laws regarding trade secret misappropriation. I’m going