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Zillow Hobbles Real Estate Rival's Trade Secrets Suit

Law360, San Francisco (April 13, 2015, 7:28 PM EDT) -- A California federal judge on Monday largely dismissed Top Agent Network Inc.'s suit accusing rival real-estate source Zillow Inc. of stealing trade secrets related to a proprietary “upcoming listings” feature, finding that TAN failed to specify what information Zillow took that constituted trade secrets under California law.

U.S. District Judge Richard Seeborg granted Zillow's motion to dismiss, in which it sought an end to 12 of TAN's 13 claims. While the judge found that TAN's trade-secrets allegations failed under the California Uniform Trade Secrets Act, he...
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Case Information

Case Title

Top Agent Network, Inc. v. Zillow, Inc.

Case Number



California Northern

Nature of Suit

Other Fraud


Richard Seeborg

Date Filed

October 27, 2014

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