FLIR Execs Win $1.6M In Fees In Trade Secrets Spat

Law360, New York (June 19, 2009, 12:00 AM EDT) -- A California state appeals court has affirmed an award of $1.6 million in attorneys' fees to two former employees of thermal-imaging company FLIR Systems Inc. accused of trade secrets misappropriation when they left to start their own business.

The California Court of Appeal, Second Appellate District, on June 15 agreed that the action was filed and maintained in bad faith within the meaning of the California Uniform Trade Secrets Act.

FLIR suffered no economic harm, and no misappropriation or threatened misappropriation of trade secrets occurred as...
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