Jun 11

Firm successfully defends IT client against allegations of trade secret theft

Goetz Fitzpatrick attorneys Howard Rubin and Scott D. Simon recently won a trial in the United States District Court for the Southern District of New York. The plaintiff alleged that the firm’s clients, an information technology provider and its principals, had stolen the plaintiff’s computer code and breached a noncompete agreement with an 18-month duration. After a bench trial, the court dismissed all charges against the I.T. company, reduced the effective period of the restrictive agreement to a mere 3 ½ months, and narrowed the scope of the noncompete to affect only the plaintiff’s customers with whom the defendants actually worked. Read the entire decision here.

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