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Bethesda software firm may seek trade secrets damages, 4th Circuit says

A federal appeals court Wednesday revived a Bethesda-based software company’s bid to receive compensation from a former product development director who misappropriated trade secrets and breached his employment contract by retaining documents after leaving the firm. In its published decision, ...

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Trade secrets lawsuit names ex-Ehrlich chief of staff, St. Mary’s County judge, prosecutor

A wide-ranging lawsuit alleging embezzlement and theft of trade secrets from an Annapolis-based eCommerce company makes claims against several prominent Marylanders, including the chief judge of St. Mary’s County Orphans’ Court, a deputy state’s attorney in the county, and a ...

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Md. high court lets stand judge’s slash of $20M award to $1

A judge’s slashing of a $20 million jury verdict to $1 will stand after Maryland’s top court on Monday declined without comment to hear a Baltimore defense company’s argument that Beretta U.S.A. Corp. should be held fully liable for having ...

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Judge overturns $20 million verdict in lawsuit against Beretta

A Baltimore County judge reduced a $20 million jury verdict to $1 Tuesday after determining that the plaintiff, a local aerospace manufacturing company, had failed to prove damages against Beretta USA for breaching a nondisclosure agreement. Adcor Defense Inc. brought ...

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Smyth Jewelers seeks injunction as former employees’ business prepares launch

The owners of Smyth Jewelers are seeking an injunction against their former chief operating officer as part of a lawsuit alleging he violated his employment agreement by launching a competing business and taking Smyth’s trade secrets. Lawyers for Smyth asked ...

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Maryland Live sues MGM Resorts over top-tier customer list

Maryland Live Casino has filed a federal lawsuit against rival MGM Resorts International, alleging several MGM employees who previously worked at Maryland Live poached the casino’s trade secrets — namely, lists with names of at least 3,000 high-rolling customers — ...

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New law brings trade-secrets litigation to federal courts

Civil liability for misappropriation of trade secrets, traditionally governed by state law, became a federal cause of action earlier this month, but the ultimate effect of the new law on litigation remains unclear. The Defend Trade Secrets Act of 2016 ...

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