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State Trade Secrets Law Preempts Remaining Tort Claims, Tennessee Judge Rules

Mealey's (August 11, 2017, 2:33 PM EDT) -- NASHVILLE, Tenn. — A company has properly pleaded its claim for violation of state trade secrets laws because it has identified the trade secrets alleged to have been misappropriated, but it may not bring its remaining common-law tort claims because they are preempted by the state trade secrets law, a federal magistrate judge in Tennessee ruled July 31 in granting in part and denying in part a motion to dismiss filed by the defendants (AFS Logistics LLC v. Christopher R. W. Cochran, et al., No. 16-3139,...
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