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trade secrets and confidential information
The Supreme Court of Connecticut has ruled that a public agency, the University of Connecticut, can create and maintain trade secrets that are exempt from disclosure under the state’s Freedom of Information Act (“FOIA”). The trade secrets are databases of customer lists...
Employee Use of Social Media in the Workplace: How Companies Can Protect Trade Secrets and Prevent the Misappropriation of Confidential Information
Complimentary Briefing/Webinar - Protect Trade Secrets and Confidential Information in a Social Media Workplace April 18, 2012 – EpsteinBeckerGreen Washington, DC Office 9:00 AM - 10:30 AM EDT - Briefing and Q&A (Webinar to start at 9:00 AM EDT) In a world where employers must store...
In a decision recently issued by the Utah Court of Appeals, CDC Restoration & Construction, LC v. Tradesmen Contractors, LLC et al., the court broadly interpreted the preemption clause in the Uniform Trade Secrets Act (“UTSA”) to hold that it “preempts claims based on the...
It’s no secret that restrictive covenant and trade secrets claims are sometimes used as leverage in business disputes. However, the recent case of Sean Morrison Entertainment v. Thompson, et al. (pending in Chicago federal court as Case No. 11-cv-2462) serves as a reminder that the need for...
On Monday, January 9, 2012, Governor Chris Christie signed into the law the New Jersey Trade Secrets Act (NJTSA, http://www.njleg.state.nj.us/2010/Bills/S2500/2456_R1.HTM), the Garden State’s version of the Uniform Trade Secrets Act (UTSA). New Jersey, thus, becomes the forty-seventh state to...