Tuesday, November 15, 2011

Traverse Internet Law Federal Court Report: November 2011 - Trade Secret Violation Lawsuits

The facts are unproven allegations of the Plaintiff and all commentary is based upon the allegations, the truthfulness and accuracy of which are likely in dispute.

FILED: 10/4/2011

Once your secrets are out in public they lose their “trade secret” status. When this type of situation is potentially developing you need to aggressively and proactively manage the issue and let the former employee know that any missteps will result in immediate litigation.

WebiMax is in the business of providing web design and online marketing services, reputation management services, and search engine optimization services. Defendant Daniel Johnson is a former employee allegedly publishing trade secrets obtained during his employment. The Plaintiff also alleges that Johnson published “proprietary” property of WebiMax contrary to an employment contract.

The lawsuit alleges copyright infringement, defamation, tortious interference with Plaintiff’s business relationships with its clients and prospective business relationships, and breach of contract. The Plaintiff’s prayer for relief demands judgment for injunctive relief, compensatory damages, punitive damages, interest, attorneys’ fees, costs of suit and such other relief as the Court deems equitable and just. Traverse Internet Law Cross Reference Number 1533.

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