Ex-Auto Parts Supply Workers Must Face Trade Secrets Row

Law360, New York (September 28, 2015, 2:36 PM EDT) -- An Illinois federal judge has refused to dismiss National Auto Parts Inc.’s suit accusing several former employees of stealing trade secrets and defecting to a competitor, saying the auto parts supplier sufficiently alleged they violated their duty of loyalty.

General manager Cheng Roger Lo and other former employees had argued that they did not violate the Computer Fraud and Abuse Act, because they had authorized access to the computers they allegedly looted and vandalized. But U.S. District Judge Sara L. Ellis rejected those arguments Thursday, saying...
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