Ex-DuPont Worker Wins Discovery Stay In Trade Secrets Suit

Law360, Clifton, N.J. (June 9, 2017, 8:42 PM EDT) -- A Delaware federal court Friday paused discovery against a former DuPont Co. employee in the company's lawsuit accusing him of stealing its trade secrets in light of his related criminal case in New Jersey, finding that such civil proceedings would undermine his constitutional privilege against self-incrimination.

U.S. District Judge Richard G. Andrews granted a stay to all discovery against Anchi Hou and allowed discovery to continue against third parties, citing the status of the criminal matter, the burden on Hou, the court's interest in efficiently managing its caseload and the public interest.

"Although no indictment has been issued against Defendant Hou,...

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