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E-Mail Wiretapping Lands Wyatt In Hot Water

Law360 (August 22, 2006, 12:00 AM EDT) -- A federal judge has dismissed a trade secret case brought by Wyatt Technology Corp., after it became known that the Dynamic Light Scattering (DLS) company illegally tapped in to the e-mail account of a rival company’s employee.

Judge Dickran Tevrizian of the U.S. District Court in Los Angeles also granted the defendants summary judgment in the case and awarded them $100,000 in punitive damages plus yet-to-be-determined attorneys fees.

“I think it was absolutely the right decision,” said Carlo F. Van den Bosch, a partner at Sheppard,...
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