In November 2012, we first blogged on the high profile trade secret dispute between Tory Burch, creator of the fashion line Tory Burch LLC, and her ex-husband, J. Christopher Burch.

In October 2012, Christopher Burch filed a breach-of-contract and tortious interference complaint against his ex-wife in which he alleged that his “ex-wife hijacked the bidding process for his 28 percent
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On August 9, 2012, a district court for the Western District of Michigan dismissed counterclaims of tortious interference with a business expectancy and conversion brought after the removal of a company’s Facebook page and the alleged loss of its more than 19,000 “fans.” (Lown Companies LLC v. Piggy Paint LLC, No. 11-cv–911 (W.D. Mich., Aug. 9, 2012)) .
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In Moore v. Commercial Aircraft Interiors, 2012 WL 1947890 (Wash. Ct. App., May 29, 2012), a Washington Appeals Court held that a former employee suing his former employer for tortious interference with business expectancy must show actual evidence and not simply conclusory statements of his alleged former employer’s improper purpose, in order to recover.  

Robert Moore (“Moore”) worked for

Continue Reading Washington Appellate Court Finds That Employer’s Threatening Letter, Relying In Part On Inevitable Disclosure Doctrine, to Former Employee’s Prospective Employer Is Not Actionable