It is not uncommon for federal prosecutors to use grand jury subpoenas to force banks to produce their customers’ financial records—while barring the banks from telling their customers. Is that constitutional?
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- Auto-Renewal Update
- Understanding the New Framework for Whistleblower Retaliation in California
- Structuring Fees at Settlement Time
- Protecting Customer Lists as Trade Secrets
- Looking Back at ‘Daubert’
- Experts, Hearsay, and the ‘Sanchez’ Case
- Residential Solar Rights
- What Everyone Should Know About Stock Options and Restricted Stock
- Dealing With Deposition Stipulations
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Judges in their own words
— Presiding Justice Arthur Gilbert, writing for Division 6 of the Second District of the California Court of Appeal, in Santa Clara Waste Water Co. v. County of Ventura Environmental Health Division, 2017 WL 5898576. Per the anti-SLAPP statute, the court affirmed dismissal of a claim that the plaintiff’s rights had been violated when a county agency advised the plaintiff that it was referring uncorrected environmental violations to the district attorney so they might be included as part of an ongoing investigation of possible criminal activity.