Zillow Can't Dodge Real Estate Rival's Trade Secret Claim

Law360, Los Angeles (August 7, 2015, 5:48 PM EDT) -- A California federal judge on Thursday trimmed two claims brought by Top Agent Network Inc. in a suit accusing rival real estate service Zillow Inc. of stealing trade secrets related to a proprietary "upcoming listings" feature but said TAN could proceed with the main trade secrets claim.

U.S. District Judge Richard Seeborg dismissed two claims of unfair competition and fraud but allowed the primary misappropriation of trade secrets claim and a claim of breach of oral contract to move forward, saying TAN showed specific details regarding its information protected under the California Uniform Trade Secrets Act.

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