Hawaiian Air Claims Rival Stole Trade Secrets

Law360, New York (June 30, 2006, 12:00 AM EDT) -- All is not well for Hawaiian Airlines and inter-island competitor Mesa Air Group Inc., which have been slinging allegations of trade secret violations and anti-competitive conduct against each other in bankruptcy court.

Hawaiian sought a court order in the U.S. Bankruptcy Court for the District of Hawaii last week prohibiting Mesa from selling inter-island tickets for a year, claiming the new Hawaiian carrier wrongfully used confidential information to put Mesa at a competitive advantage.

However, Mesa brushed aside Hawaiian’s allegations as a meritless attempt to diminish...
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