Judge Tells Gas Meter Co. Exec To Yield Stolen Technology

Law360, New York (July 19, 2012, 6:21 PM EDT) -- A Texas federal judge on Wednesday issued a contempt order against a former employee of Schlumberger Ltd. subsidiary M-I LLC and his gas flare meter company for failing to turn over patents and equipment that were found to be the product of stolen trade secrets.

U.S. District Judge Kenneth M. Hoyt gave Argus Green LLC and its former Vice President Lewis J. Dutel until July 26 to comply with the order or be held in custody. The company and Dutel, who worked for M-I for three...
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