Verb Tense Tanks News Corp. Unit's Trade Secrets Suit

Law360, New York (June 15, 2011, 3:02 PM EDT) -- The Eleventh Circuit ruled last week that the verb tense used in a nondisclosure agreement signed by an ex-News Corp. unit employee — a witness in antitrust suits against the company — ultimately dooms the company's trade secrets case.

The Eleventh Circuit ruled June 8 that Robert T. Emmel's decision to mail 55 pages of internal documents from his former employer, News America Marketing In-Store LLC, to a U.S. Senate staffer would not be covered under the post-employment nondisclosure agreement he signed one day later, because...
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