Judge tosses Bombardier’s suit against Mitsubishi America
A federal judge has dismissed Bombardier's claims that Mitsubishi Aircraft Corporation America violated trade secret laws
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April 23, 2019 - by JON HEMMERDINGE for flightglobal.com
- A federal judge has dismissed Bombardier's claims that Mitsubishi Aircraft Corporation America violated trade secret laws
However, a 15 April court order leaves in place similar allegations brought by Bombardier against MRJ flight testing company AeroTec and several of its staffers.
The order also does not address Bombardier's allegations against Japan-based Mitsubishi Aircraft, which owns the US affiliate.
Judge James Robart from US District Court in the Western District of Washington notes that Bombardier makes a strong case that Mitsubishi Aircraft Corporation America acquired Bombardier trade secrets.
But Bombardier's allegations fell short of the legal definition of trade secret misappropriation because Bombardier failed to show that Mitsubishi Aircraft Corporation America knew about those secrets.
"Bombardier plausibly alleges that...