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Judge Says Letter Does Not Support Claim For Unfair Competition

BOISE, Idaho - A cease-and-desist letter stemming from a radar detector patent dispute enjoys immunity from suit under Idaho law as a communication made in the course of litigation, an Idaho federal judge said May 23, and the letter also cannot serve as the basis for a Lanham Act claim (Escort Inc., et al. v. Hoyt A. Fleming, et al., No. 1:12-cv-0064-BLW, D. Idaho; 2012 U.S. Dist. LEXIS 72193).

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