American Bid To Keep Ex-Worker From Delta Fails

Law360, New York (June 4, 2009, 12:00 AM EDT) -- American Airlines Inc. has lost an early bid to enjoin an employee from working at rival Delta Air Lines Inc., a setback in American's case claiming that a middle manager's ill-advised file copying, along with his workplace memories, constitutes the theft of trade secrets.

Charles Imhof might have copied some American PowerPoint presentations and retained memory of his time working there, but that does not warrant a preliminary injunction, Judge Lewis Kaplan of the U.S. District Court for the Southern District of New York said in...
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