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Mealey's Trade Secret - Court Lacks Jurisdiction Over Freight Broker's Trade Secret Suit, Judge Rules
Posted on 11 Feb 2020 by Mealeys

CINCINNATI - A federal judge in Ohio on Feb. 7 ruled that he lacks the necessary jurisdiction over claims in a trade secret misappropriation lawsuit brought by a freight brokering and third-party logistics services provider against a former employee because... Read More

Mealey's Trade Secret - Former Tech Company Executive Found Not Guilty Of Trade Secret Theft
Posted on 7 Feb 2020 by Mealeys

SAN JOSE, Calif. - A federal jury in California on Feb. 3 found a former executive of technology company Jawbone not guilty on six counts of theft of trade secrets on charges that she allegedly stole the trade secrets when she left her employment with... Read More

Mealey's Trade Secret - Tech Company's Trade Secret Claim Gets 1 More Shot At Amendment
Posted on 5 Feb 2020 by Mealeys

SAN JOSE, Calif. - A technology company and its acquired affiliate have again failed to sufficiently describe the trade secret information that its former employee and a third-party contractor allegedly misappropriated in violation of several agreements... Read More

Mealey's Trade Secret - Most Defendants In DTSA Suit Subject To Specific Jurisdiction, Judge Rules
Posted on 4 Feb 2020 by Mealeys

SAN JOSE, Calif. - A federal judge in California on Jan. 31 ruled that industrial refrigeration contractors have sufficiently shown that several defendants in a theft and misappropriation of trade secrets lawsuit engaged in actions to support a finding... Read More

Mealey's Trade Secret - Dismissal Of Company's Trade Secret Law Claims In Amended Complaint Denied
Posted on 3 Feb 2020 by Mealeys

SACRAMENTO, Calif. - A printing and imaging provider has sufficiently amended its complaint to state claims for misappropriation of trade secrets in violation of state and federal law against several former employees and a competing company by stating... Read More

Mealey's Trade Secret - Hershey Sues Former Exec For Compensation After Alleged Trade Secret Theft
Posted on 31 Jan 2020 by Mealeys

HARRISBURG, Pa. - The Hershey Co. sued a former executive in Pennsylvania federal court on Jan. 27, alleging that the defendant engaged in a scheme to steal some Hershey's trade secrets and use those trade secrets while working for a competitor and... Read More

Mealey's Trade Secret - Security, Bond In Trade Secret Suit Denied After Defendant Filed Late Motion
Posted on 28 Jan 2020 by Mealeys

DETROIT - A federal judge in Michigan on Jan. 24 denied a defendant's motion requesting security or bond in a breach of contract and trade secret misappropriation lawsuit filed by his former employer, ruling that the defendant failed to properly seek... Read More

Mealey's Trade Secret - Renewed Preliminary Injunction In Franchiser's Trade Secret Dispute Granted
Posted on 28 Jan 2020 by Mealeys

YOUNGSTOWN, Ohio - A federal judge in Ohio on Jan. 27 granted a franchisor's emergency renewed motion for preliminary injunction against franchisees who allegedly violated the terms of a franchise agreement and misappropriated the franchisor's... Read More

Mealey's Trade Secret - Judge: Former Distributor Infringed On Trademark, Breached Contract
Posted on 24 Jan 2020 by Mealeys

AKRON, Ohio - A federal judge in Ohio on Jan. 22 found that a former distributor breached a contract with Matco Tools Corp. following the termination of a distributorship agreement, infringed on Matco's trademark and breached a promissory note (Matco... Read More

Mealey's Trade Secret - Manufacturer's Preliminary Injunction Request In Trade Secret Dispute Denied
Posted on 24 Jan 2020 by Mealeys

MINNEAPOLIS - A quartz surface manufacturer failed to show that a preliminary injunction barring a former employee from working for an industry competitor during the pendency of a trade secret misappropriation and breach of contract lawsuit is warranted... Read More

Mealey's Trade Secret - Robotics Company Hits Business Partner With Trade Secret Misappropriation Suit
Posted on 23 Jan 2020 by Mealeys

LOS ANGELES - A robotics technology company sued its former business partner in California federal court on Jan. 22, alleging that the defendant has misappropriated its trade secret information related to its autonomous robot technology in violation of... Read More

Mealey's Trade Secret - Unfair Competition Claim Found Not Preempted By Arizona Trade Secret Law
Posted on 23 Jan 2020 by Mealeys

PHOENIX - A federal judge in Arizona on Jan. 22 ruled that dismissal of a software company's unfair competition claim against an airline company in a lawsuit stemming from the defendant's alleged breach of a nondisclosure agreement (NDA) during... Read More

Mealey's Trade Secret - Judge Finds Application Developer's Trade Secrets Suit Untimely
Posted on 22 Jan 2020 by Mealeys

NEW YORK - A federal judge in New York on Jan. 16 awarded summary judgment to Bloomberg Finance L.P., Bloomberg L.P., and Bloomberg Inc. (collectively, Bloomberg) in a lawsuit brought by the developer of an application for assessing investor sentiments... Read More

Mealey's Trade Secret - Bankers Sued Over Alleged Misappropriation Of Commercial Banking Information
Posted on 14 Jan 2020 by Mealeys

ORLANDO, Fla. - A community bank and its parent company sued several former employees of the bank's commercial banking division and an industry competitor in Florida federal court on Jan. 10, alleging that the defendants engaged in a scheme to misappropriate... Read More

Mealey's Trade Secret - 9th Circuit Upholds Bankruptcy Court's Ruling Over Trade Secrets Dispute
Posted on 14 Jan 2020 by Mealeys

PASADENA, Calif. - A Ninth Circuit U.S. Court of Appeals panel on Jan. 9 affirmed a federal judge's decision to uphold a bankruptcy court's judgement in favor of Sotera Wireless Inc., holding that the court did not err when finding that a competing... Read More