Judge Narrows Claims In Trade Secrets Suit Over Breathing Device

Judge Narrows Claims In Trade Secrets Suit Over Breathing Device

CONCORD, N.H. - Tort claims based on misappropriation of technical and customer information related to an emergency breathing apparatus are preempted under the New Hampshire Uniform Trade Secrets Act (NHUTSA), a New Hampshire federal judge said May 7, while claims stemming from commercial disparagement are not (Wilcox Industries Corp. v. Mark Hansen, Advanced Life Support Technologies Inc.,  Case No. 11-cv-551-PB, D. N.H.; 2012 U.S. Dist. LEXIS 63668).

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