CDI Energy Trade Secrets Appeal Falls Short

Law360, New York (May 29, 2009, 12:00 AM EDT) -- A federal appeals court has affirmed the lower court’s decision to deny CDI Energy Services Inc. an injunction and to reject allegations that former employees of the oil field servicer stole trade secrets when they formed their own rival company in 2007.

On Friday, Judges Michael Melloy, Pasco Bowman and Lavenski Smith of the U.S. Court of Appeals for the Eighth Circuit shot down CDI’s appeal, holding that the three former employees did not steal CDI’s proprietary information or otherwise merit an injunction for taking clients...
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