Trade Secrets Don't Need To Satisfy All 6 Test Factors: 5th Circ.

Law360, Los Angeles (October 17, 2013, 9:34 PM EDT) -- The Fifth Circuit on Wednesday reversed a Texas federal court’s decision to deny a preliminary injunction request by Heil Trailer International Co. forbidding a competitor from using alleged trade secrets taken from Heil, holding that the district court applied the balancing test for trade secret status incorrectly.

In a nonprecedential decision, the court ruled that the district court erred in rejecting the motion for injunction because it required Heil to satisfy all six factors of a Texas Supreme Court balancing test to determine whether confidential information...
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Case Information

Case Title

Heil Trailer International, Co v. Gavin Kula, et al

Case Number



Appellate - 5th Circuit

Nature of Suit

3890 Other Statutory Actions

Date Filed

January 15, 2013

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