Del Rio & Carichoff Secures Victory for Client in Contract Dispute Case
On Friday, November 13th, Del Rio & Carichoff, a Sacramento personal injury law firm, secured a major victory for a client who was sued by his former employer, Anheuser-Busch Companies, LLC, on the grounds that he breached a confidentiality agreement and that he misappropriated trade secrets.
After his employment with Anheuser-Busch was terminated, their client obtained documents proving that this major brewing company was selling products to its customers that contained less alcohol-by-volume than advertised. Anheuser-Busch sued, claiming that this disclosure about the company’s products and brewing process was a violation of a confidentiality agreement and a misappropriation of trade secrets.
The experienced Sacramento Employment and Contract Law attorneys of Del Rio & Carichoff, immediately went to work on the case.
Because our client had disclosed the documents in question as part of preparation for a class action lawsuit against his former employer, Del Rio & Carichoff responded to Anheuser-Busch’s lawsuit by filing a motion to dismiss the case stating that our client’s actions in this case were protected by his First Amendment right to free speech and free petition. While the initial motion was lost in the trial court, Del Rio & Carichoff continued to fight for the rights of the client by appealing that erroneous decision.
The U.S. Court of Appeals for the Ninth Circuit concluded last week that Anheuser-Busch’s lawsuit against did, in fact, arise out of our client's First Amendment rights. The Court ruled that disclosing the documents in question as part of preparation for further legal action is a protected activity that falls under the rights to free speech and free petition guaranteed by the First Amendment of the Constitution of the United States.
Del Rio & Carichoff is extremely proud to have secured this favorable decision on behalf of our client. Appealing and winning this complex contract litigation case against a large corporation such as Anheuser-Busch requires dedication, perseverance and years of legal experience. The legal team of Del Rio & Carichoff put our resources to work on behalf of our client and secured a favorable verdict that protected his rights.
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