Propping Open Cracks in Secret Depths of Fracking Chemicals: How the Wyoming Supreme Court is Demanding More of Companies Seeking Trade Secret Protection

By | IP Law Alert | March 28, 2014
Propping Open Cracks in Secret Depths of Fracking Chemicals:  How the Wyoming Supreme Court is Demanding More of Companies Seeking Trade Secret Protection

In Powder River Basin Resource Council v. Wyoming Oil and Gas Conservation Commission, 2014 WY 37 (2014), the Wyoming Supreme Court recently held that state district courts receiving appeals of denied record requests must independently determine whether the information must be disclosed or not, rather than merely reviewing the determination of the Commission as an administrative decision.