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Sasqua Group, Inc. v. Courtney (E.D.NY 2010)

Articles Discussing Case:

LinkedIn Torpedoes Employer's Trade Secrets Claim.

Fisher Phillips • October 22, 2010
In a sobering reminder that online social media is changing the way many companies do business in unforeseen ways, a federal court recently shot down an employer's trade secret claim based largely upon the availability of information via the internet. In Sasqua Group, Inc. v. Courtney, a magistrate judge for the United States District Court for the Eastern District of New York held that although an employer's customer list may have been a trade secret years ago, "the exponential proliferation of information made available through full-blown use of the Internet [presents] a different story." The district court subsequently adopted and approved the magistrate's lengthy and detailed opinion.