Lasco Trade Secrets Suit Not Abusive, Judge Says

Law360, New York (November 18, 2009, 12:08 PM EST) -- A federal judge has dismissed claims by two former Lasco Foods Inc. employees that the restaurant supplier abused the legal process by filing a trade secrets suit against them in order to harass them and get them to agree to a noncompete covenant.

Judge Jean C. Hamilton of the U.S. District Court for the Eastern District of Missouri ruled Monday that the employees, Ronald Hall and Charles Shaw, hadn't alleged that Lasco was trying to get anything out of its trade secrets suit that it couldn't...
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