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Mealey's Trade Secret - Trade Secret Misappropriation Law Counterclaims Survive Dismissal Bid
Posted on 16 Sep 2019 by Mealeys

SAN FRANCISCO - A federal judge in California on Sept. 13 denied a software company's motion to dismiss counterclaims for violation of state and federal trade secrets laws filed by its competitor and several former employees, rejecting the company's... Read More

Mealey's Trade Secret - Judge Denies Dismissal Of Added Claims In Trade Secrets Suit Over Sales Agreement
Posted on 13 Sep 2019 by Mealeys

MEDFORD, Ore. - A federal judge in Oregon on Sept. 10 ruled that dismissal of claims added in an amended complaint filed by Rust-Oleum Corp. in its trade secret misappropriation lawsuit against its former business partner is not appropriate because Rust... Read More

Mealey's Trade Secret - Claims In Trade Secrets Suit Dismissed As Preempted By Alabama Statute
Posted on 10 Sep 2019 by Mealeys

MOBILE, Ala. - A federal judge in Alabama on Sept. 6 ruled that dismissal of several claims in a trade secret misappropriation lawsuit against a contactor and one of its employees is warranted because those claims are preempted by Alabama's trade... Read More

Mealey's Trade Secret - Reconsideration Of Dismissal Of State, Federal Trade Secret Law Claims Denied
Posted on 9 Sep 2019 by Mealeys

FRESNO, Calif. - A federal judge in California on Sept. 5 denied a provider of water treatment solutions for agriculture irrigation's motion for reconsideration of a prior ruling dismissing its state and federal trade secret misappropriation law claims... Read More

Mealey's Trade Secret - Parties Debate Necessity Of Sanctions Against Attorney In Trade Secret Suit
Posted on 5 Sep 2019 by Mealeys

SAN FRANCISCO - A federal judge in California should deny a request made by defendants in trade secret misappropriation lawsuit to issue sanctions against plaintiff's counsel for sending allegedly threatening communications because the attorney who... Read More

Mealey's Trade Secret - Injunctive Relief Granted In Company's Trade Secret Suit Against Former Employee
Posted on 4 Sep 2019 by Mealeys

NASHVILLE, Tenn. - Describing a trade secret misappropriation lawsuit defendant's testimony as "unbelievable, self-serving, and evasive," a federal judge in Tennessee on Aug. 29 ruled that a supplier of raw pigment materials to the plastics... Read More

Mealey's Trade Secret - Judge: Defendant In Trade Secrets Dispute Subject To Personal Jurisdiction
Posted on 3 Sep 2019 by Mealeys

SHERMAN, Texas - A defendant in a trade secret misappropriation and breach of contract lawsuit filed by his former employer did not waive his objection to personal jurisdiction but is subject to such jurisdiction in Texas for a majority of the claims... Read More

Mealey's Trade Secret - Investor Suit Against Beverage Maker Dismissed For Failure To State Claim
Posted on 3 Sep 2019 by Mealeys

FORT LAUDERDALE, Fla. - A federal judge in Florida on Aug. 29 held that although an investor sufficiently alleged an injury in fact to establish that he has standing to bring his securities class action against a beverage maker and certain of its senior... Read More

Mealey's Trade Secret - Kansas Federal Judge Dissolves TRO, Won't Stop Use Of Trademark
Posted on 30 Aug 2019 by Mealeys

WICHITA, Kan. - In an Aug. 28 memorandum, a Kansas federal judge granted a defendant's motion to dissolve a temporary restraining order (TRO) entered by a Kansas state court, which barred further use of the "GEO-SEAL" trademark (EPRO Services... Read More

Mealey's Trade Secret - Defendants' Bid To Transfer Trade Secret Suit To Texas Federal Court Denied
Posted on 29 Aug 2019 by Mealeys

OPELIKA, Ala. - A federal judge in Alabama on Aug. 27 ruled that a transfer of venue in a breach of contract and trade secret misappropriation lawsuit is not necessary because defendants have failed to show that a transfer to a Texas federal court would... Read More

Mealey's Trade Secret - Former Google Engineer Indicted On Trade Secret Theft Charges
Posted on 28 Aug 2019 by Mealeys

SAN FRANCISCO - In an indictment unsealed Aug. 26, a California grand jury charged a former Google Inc. engineer with stealing the company's trade secrets for its self-driving car technology and using those trade secrets to form a competing company... Read More

Mealey's Trade Secret - Magistrate Judge: Injunction In Trade Secrets Suit Should Be Dissolved
Posted on 22 Aug 2019 by Mealeys

CINCINNATI - A federal magistrate judge in Ohio on Aug. 20 recommended that a federal district court dissolve a previously agreed-upon preliminary injunction in a trade secret misappropriation lawsuit because the plaintiff has failed to provide sufficient... Read More

Mealey's Trade Secret - Judge Issues Preliminary Injunction In Trade Secret Misappropriation Suit
Posted on 22 Aug 2019 by Mealeys

SAN FRANCISCO - A federal judge in California on Aug. 21 ruled that a preliminary injunction in a trade secret misappropriation lawsuit is warranted to "maintain the status quo" because the plaintiff in the action has sufficiently shown that... Read More

Mealey's Trade Secret - Delaware Federal Judge Enters $49.9 Million Judgment Against L'Oreal
Posted on 21 Aug 2019 by Mealeys

WILMINGTON, Del. - On the heels of an Aug. 12 jury verdict, a federal judge in Delaware on Aug. 20 entered a judgment against defendant L'Oreal USA Inc., ordering the cosmetics and hair care company to pay nearly $50 million in damages for patent... Read More

Mealey's Trade Secret - Fulfillment, Marketing Firm Sues Competitor For Trade Secret Misappropriation
Posted on 21 Aug 2019 by Mealeys

FORT LAUDERDALE, Fla. - A full-service fulfillment and marketing firm sued its competitor in Florida federal court on Aug. 16, alleging that the defendant collaborated with a former client of the plaintiff to misappropriate its trade secrets so that the... Read More