Ex-Brocade Worker Seeks Sanctions In Trade Secrets Case

Law360, New York (May 15, 2012, 8:15 PM EDT) -- A former Brocade Communications Systems Inc. employee asked a California federal judge on Monday to impose sanctions on the data storage company for allegedly forcing him to defend a groundless lawsuit for nearly two years.

David Cheung, who managed a software team for Brocade subsidiary Foundry Networks LLC, argued that the company and its attorneys failed to conduct a reasonable investigation of the facts before suing him for alleged misappropriation of trade secrets, and asked the judge to order Brocade to pay his attorneys' fees.

"Cheung has spent almost two years of attorney fees defending this case that should never have...

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