Pipe Connection Co. Nabs $1.5M Win In Trade Secrets Suit

By Adam Lidgett (August 2, 2021, 5:25 PM EDT) -- A Tennessee federal jury has awarded industrial pipe connection company ASC Engineered Solutions LLC a $1.5 million win in a lawsuit accusing a rival of swiping trade secrets by engaging in talks with an ASC employee for years.

On Friday, ASC — which had been formerly known as Anvil International LLC — won the jury verdict in its case against Island Industries Inc., a pipe fittings manufacturer.

The jury said that ASC was owed $1.5 million in damages because of Island's trade secret misappropriation, according to the verdict form.

According to the verdict form, the jury found that ASC was able...

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