In Thoroughbred Ventures, LLC v. Disman, No. 4:18-CV-00318, 2018 WL 3752852 (E.D. Tex. Aug. 8, 2018), plaintiff Thoroughbred Ventures sued its former manager Disman, alleging that Disman breached his employment agreement, which provided that all client contact and background information belonged to Thoroughbred and constituted “Confidential Information” and a trade secret of Thoroughbred.
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In my March 26, 2017 post, I argued that under the Texas Uniform Trade Secret Act (TUTSA), an applicant for injunctive relief was not required to establish the common law element of a “probable, imminent, and irreparable injury.”  Instead, the applicant only had to prove “actual or threatened misappropriation.”  The applicant in Baxter & Associates, L.L.C. v. D & D Elevators, No. 05-16-00330-CV, 2017 WL 604043 (Tex. App.—Dallas Feb. 15, 2017, no pet. h.), made the same argument, but before the Fifth Court of Appeals could decide the issue, it found that the applicant had failed to prove its customer list was a trade secret under TUTSA.
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