HP-Hurd Settle: More Convention than Wisdom

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  1. Lawrence Cunningham says:

    Readers interested in a fine, nuanced account of Hewlett-Packard v. Hurd, written between the dates of my two posts on the subject, might consider the following post by Prof. Michael Risch (Villanova) and his former law partner, Jack Russo, of Computer Law Group in Palo Alto:
    http://valleycurrent.blogspot.com/2010/09/can-hp-broaden-california-trade-secret.html

  2. Thanks for posting our link! Just a note that Chris Sargent, an associate at the firm, contributed a great deal to the long post as well.

  3. SagatAdon says:

    I love hearing cases like HP. As a mediator and negotiator, any successful press for ADR and settlements if a good thing as I think lawyers, though having a place in the world, can really muddle up a situation: http://lawblog.legalmatch.com/2010/04/02/alternative-dispute-resolution-%e2%80%93-it%e2%80%99s-like-the-new-coke-just-not-awful-and-unnecessary/

  4. Ken Rhodes says:

    I, too, was delighted with the outcome, because it reinforced a fundamental I always thought was paramount in business: You gotta keep your word.

    Sometimes lawyers seem to get in the way of that, but this case proves that sometimes they don’t.