Judge Trims Weapons Disposal Co.’s Trade Secrets Suit

Law360, New York (October 27, 2011, 7:51 PM EDT) -- A Virginia federal judge on Thursday nixed Lanham Act claims in a suit alleging that ARA Group Inc. stole rival U.S. Demil LLC's proprietary demilitarization technology to win a U.S. Army contract to dispose of explosives near Hawaii.

In partially granting ARA's motion to dismiss the suit, U.S. District Judge Leonie M. Brinkema tossed claims that ARA had engaged in unfair competition in violation of the Lanham Act by falsely advertising the features of its energetic hazard demilitarization system, which it allegedly developed after Demil shared...
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