Copyright Issues Threaten Chico's IP Suit Forum Bid

Law360, New York (July 22, 2010, 6:18 PM EDT) -- A federal judge refrained Thursday from sending retailer Chico's FAS Inc.'s trade secret and contract suit against rival Cache Inc. and two former employees to state court, saying he would have to weigh whether the accusations amount to federal copyright claims.

Judge Paul G. Gardephe of the U.S. District Court for the Southern District of New York initially said he was prepared to rule on Chico's request to remand the case to New York Supreme Court. But following arguments in which Cache's lawyer Frank W. Ryan...
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