Two Things You Can Do to Reduce the Likelihood That Your Company Will Be Found Liable for Conspiring or Aiding in an Employee’s Breach of Duty

Two Things You Can Do to Reduce the Likelihood That Your Company Will Be Found Liable for Conspiring or Aiding in an Employee’s Breach of Duty

When companies sue their former employees for theft they often claim that the former employee’s new employer has conspired with the former employee to misappropriate trade secrets, or that that new employer has aided and abetted the former employee’s breach of duty he/she owed to his/her former employer.

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Sixth Circuit Affirms $3.7 Million Award and Permanent Injunction in Trade Secret/Breach of Duty of Loyalty Case

Sixth Circuit Affirms $3.7 Million Award and Permanent Injunction in Trade Secret/Breach of Duty of Loyalty Case

In Nedschroef Detroit Corp. et al. v. Bemas Enterprises et al., the U.S. Court of Appeals for the Sixth Circuit recently affirmed an award of nearly $3.7  million in damages against two individuals found to have engaged in misconduct related to the operation of a business which competed with their employer.

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Trade Secrets Going Federal

By | Employment Matters Blog | April 29, 2016

Yesterday, in an overwhelming 410-2 bipartisan vote, the US House of Representatives passed the Hatch-Coons Defend Trade Secrets Act (DTSA), which would for the first time federalize trade secrets law and provide uniformity (and hopefully predictability) to what has, until this point, been a patchwork area of law applied disparately among the states. 

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Congress Overwhelmingly Approves Federal Civil Cause of Action for Trade Secret Misappropriation Backed by Broad Coalition of U.S. Interests

By | Global Policy Watch | April 29, 2016

When the dust settles on 2016, and Congress is receiving year-end grades from political pundits, voters and even self-evaluations from the Members themselves, there will no doubt be a common refrain that election year politics, gridlock and a short legislative calendar have yet again left too many important issues unresolved.

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