Legal Firm's Trade Secrets Case Against Founder Survives

Law360, Miami (May 12, 2014, 8:53 PM EDT) -- A Florida state judge on Monday refused to toss a suit by a legal services firm that claims its founder violated noncompete clauses in purchase and consulting agreements by misappropriating confidential information from the company, finding questions of fact remain.

In a brief order, Circuit Judge Stanford Blake denied Thomas J. Kresse's motion for summary judgment, ruling that there are still issues of material fact in the suit brought by Kresse's former firm, Kresse & Associates LLC, which is claiming breach of contract, misappropriation of trade secrets, tortious interference and unfair trade practices.

The suit — which names Kresse, his company...

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