Judge Pares Down Wellogix Secrets Suit V. Accenture

Law360, New York (April 25, 2011, 7:12 PM EDT) -- A Texas federal judge on Friday threw out most of a contract and trade secret suit that software company Wellogix Inc. brought against consulting firm Accenture LLP for allegedly reneging on a joint marketing deal.

U.S. District Judge Keith Ellison granted Accenture summary judgment on claims that it breached a fiduciary duty by cutting Wellogix out of a software sale to its client BP PLC, despite an alleged agreement to help Wellogix push its products.

“Mere subjective trust alone is not enough to transform arm’s-length dealing...
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