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Judge Says Claims Against Employer Are Not Preempted By Trade Secrets Law

Mealey's (November 8, 2016, 8:13 AM EST) -- SAN FRANCISCO — After finding that a company's counterclaims for breach of a duty of loyalty and violation of California's unfair competition law (UCL) were not preempted by the California Uniform Trade Secrets Act (CUTSA), a California federal judge on Nov. 4 denied a former dispatcher's motion to dismiss the claims (Obie Banawis-Olila v. World Courier Ground Inc., et al., No.  16-cv-00982, N.D. Calif.; 2016 U.S. Dist. LEXIS 153608).

(Opinion available.  Document #58-161115-013Z.)

Obie Banawis-Olila was employed as a dispatcher for World Courier Ground Inc. (WCG)...
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