The Seventh Circuit today upheld a preliminary injunction against the use by former insurance agents of customer data — mainly names and contact information that resided in the insurer’s proprietary database.  The opinion’s author, Judge Posner, explained how the info qualified as a trade secret but also pointed out imprecision in the injunction itself.  The court remanded "for the entry of a better-drafted injunction."  Am. Family Mut. Ins. Co. v. Roth, No. 06-3412 (7th Cir. May 7, 2007).

Barry Barnett

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