No Sanctions For Sharing Info With DA In Trade Secret Fight

By Morgan Conley (July 28, 2020, 7:53 PM EDT) -- An oil and gas staffing company shouldn't be sanctioned for turning over to a district attorney and criminal attorney information about a competitor that it learned through civil discovery in a trade secrets lawsuit, a Colorado federal magistrate judge said.

Magistrate Judge Kristen L. Mix said Monday she won't sanction DTC Energy Group Inc. or its counsel for sharing information that was governed by a civil protective order in DTC's trade secrets litigation with Ally Consulting LLC. Although Ally Consulting accused DTC and its attorneys of "malfeasance" and demanded sanctions for what it said was a clear violation of the protective...

Stay ahead of the curve

In the legal profession, information is the key to success. You have to know what’s happening with clients, competitors, practice areas, and industries. Law360 provides the intelligence you need to remain an expert and beat the competition.

  • Access to case data within articles (numbers, filings, courts, nature of suit, and more.)
  • Access to attached documents such as briefs, petitions, complaints, decisions, motions, etc.
  • Create custom alerts for specific article and case topics and so much more!


Hello! I'm Law360's automated support bot.

How can I help you today?

For example, you can type:
  • I forgot my password
  • I took a free trial but didn't get a verification email
  • How do I sign up for a newsletter?
Ask a question!