Latham Sued By Ex-FLIR Execs Over Trade Secrets Row

By Carolina Bolado (April 9, 2012, 10:53 PM EDT) -- Two former employees of thermal imaging company FLIR Systems Inc. on Friday accused FLIR's counsel Latham & Watkins LLP of maliciously suing them for trade secrets misappropriation when they left to start their own business.

In a complaint filed in Los Angeles Superior Court, ex-FLIR employees Timothy Fitzgibbons and William Parrish said Latham & Watkins and partner Daniel Schecter sued them on behalf of FLIR "despite having no evidence and no good-faith basis to believe that plaintiffs committed wrongdoing."

The malicious lawsuit argued that Fitzgibbons and Parrish would misuse trade secrets in the future, according to the plaintiffs. They also said...

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