Carlos A. Becerra

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On May 11, 2016, President Obama signed the Defend Trade Secrets Act of 2016 into law, effective immediately (DTSA; Amending 18 U.S.C. §§ 1832–1839). The DTSA creates a federal cause of action for trade secret misappropriation whereby aggrieved employers may now seek injunctive relief (including civil seizure orders), compensatory damages, exemplary damages, and attorneys’ fees arising from a party’s willful and malicious misappropriation of trade secrets in federal court.…
With merger and acquisition activity on the rise among physician practices and hospitals, the big question the medical groups, hospitals, and physicians are asking is: Does a physician leaving a medical group/hospital have the right to inform his or her patients of that fact? Departing physicians argue that they have an ethical obligation, based upon patient rights, to inform their former patients of their departure so that those patients can decide whether to remain with…