Big Win in Trade Secret Dispute
Margherita Albarello won a complete defense victory for a home health care agency and its owners in a case alleging misappropriation of trade secrets, breach of fiduciary duty, and other business torts.
The plaintiff, a competing home health care agency, alleged that our clients stole patient and referral information, began competing with the plaintiff before they left employment, and interfered with the plaintiff=s relationship with patient referral sources and with Medicare. The plaintiff sought damages in excess of $1 million.
After two days of trial, the plaintiff rested its case. Margherita made a motion for a directed finding, arguing that the plaintiff had not proven any of its six causes of action and that our clients did not even need to put on their defense case. The trial court agreed and entered judgment in favor of our clients.