Bally Fitness, CEO Off The Hook In Trade Secret Suit

Law360, New York (October 23, 2008, 12:00 AM EDT) -- A judge has tossed a trade secret misappropriation suit filed against Bally Total Fitness Holding Corp. and its new CEO by competitor 24 Hour Fitness USA Inc., saying the federal court lacks subject matter jurisdiction.

Judge Joan Humphrey Lefkow of the U.S. District Court for the Northern District of Illinois granted the defendants' motion to dismiss the case on Tuesday because there wasn't complete diversity of citizenship between the plaintiff and each defendant.

The controversy began after Michael Sheehan resigned from his position as chief operating...
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