Pa. Court Rejects Attys' Fee Test In Trade Secrets Cases

Law360, Harrisburg (May 20, 2013, 5:44 PM EDT) -- A Pennsylvania appeals court on Friday rejected a widely applied test used by federal courts to determine, for the purposes of awarding attorneys' fees, whether claims were brought in bad faith under the Pennsylvania Uniform Trade Secrets Act.

Presiding over a case in which a Potter County couple accused their former business partners of stealing a method of transferring images onto decorative flagstones, a three-judge panel of the Pennsylvania Superior Court said that a two-prong test for determining whether a plaintiff brought claims under the PUTSA...
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