Orbital ATK Must Face Rival's Trade Secret Theft Suit

By Daniel Wilson (February 5, 2018, 9:44 PM EST) -- A Virginia federal judge on Friday trimmed two claims from space technology company SSL's suit accusing rival Orbital ATK of stealing its trade secrets through a shared NASA server, but refused to toss the suit, saying SSL had adequately pled the majority of its allegations.

SSL's conversion and unjust enrichment claims were preempted by a misappropriation claim it had made under the Virginia Uniform Trade Secrets Act, as all three claims were based on the same alleged harm — Orbital ATK Inc.'s alleged theft of trade secrets from the shared server — U.S. District Judge Raymond A. Jackson ruled, cutting those...

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