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For Orange County-based businesses, having available a business litigation attorney in Orange County can help any business be legally protected from fraud and deceit. These particular offenses can be difficult to prove, which is why it’s so important to have attorneys who really know what they’re doing. Many unscrupulous businesses that commit fraud, deceit and […]Continue reading

For OC business people in the digital age, an intellectual property lawyer in Orange County is more important than ever. Everywhere one looks, it seems like someone has stolen someone else’s idea and made a lot of money off of it. Most people are surprised by how many different things “intellectual property” covers. Everything from […]Continue reading

Dynamex Operations West, Inc. v. Superior Court, No. S222732 (4/30/18) The Supreme Court resolved a hotly-litigated issue that broadly impacts California residents, an issue left unresolved in Ayala v. Antelope Valley Newspapers, Inc. (2014) 59 Cal.4th 522: the standard for classifying workers as employees or independent contractors for purposes of California wage orders, which impose […]Continue reading

Facebook, Inc. v. Superior Court (Hunter), Case No. S230051 (5/24/18) Criminal defendants served Facebook, Instagram, and Twitter with subpoenas seeking public and private communications, including any deleted posts or messages, from the social media accounts of the homicide victim and a prosecution witness. The providers asserted the Stored Communications Act (18 U.S.C. § 2701 et […]Continue reading

Redfearn v. Trader Joe’s Co., B270487 (2nd Dist., 2/27/18) Wayne Redfearn was the largest shareholder of Caliper, a food broker that successfully introduced clients to Trader Joe’s. A Trader Joe’s executive allegedly smeared Redfearn to his clients by, among other things, falsely accusing Redfearn of spreading rumors that Trader Joe’s solicits and pays bribes in […]Continue reading

COURT LIMITS SCOPE OF ANTI-SLAPP STATUTE The California Supreme Court clarified the outer limits of the anti-SLAPP statute in terms of when an action meets the “arising from” prong. In Park v. Board of Trustees of California State Univ. (2017) 2 Cal. 5th 1057, the university denied tenure to a professor based on alleged national-origin [...]Continue reading

Mr. Krongold recently received board-certification in civil trials by the National Board of Trial Advocacy (NBTA). The State Bar of California accredits the NBTA to offer certification in various legal specialties, including civil trial advocacy. The elaborate screening of credentials that all NBTA board certified attorneys must successfully complete includes: demonstration of substantial trial experience, […]Continue reading

February 2016 – Steven L. Krongold was listed in A.M. Best’s Directory of Recommended Insurance Attorneys for Intellectual Property Litigation and related matters. Only attorneys recommended by their clients are included in the directory. The listing in this specialized resource confirms the attorney’s credentials as an individual with an established history of serving insurers and self-insured […]Continue reading