We've already blogged about this case here: http://wombletradesecrets.blogspot.com/2010/09/surveying-trade-secrets-allegedly.html.
Well - Park Rapids, Minnesota surveyor Tom Miller was arraigned yesterday and accused of downloading a database of proprietary trade information from his former employer Arro of Park Rapids, LLC, and taking it with him when he began work at Lindow Surveying & Mapping, LLC, where he works as a consultant.
His attorneys are apparently arguing that because surveyors are legally liable for 10 years after a survey is completed, Miller only took materials he may need in court later on surveys he conducted for Arro.
Kind of reminds us of the argument that financial services industry employees need to take all of their client files in order to insure that they get paid properly for commissions earned on those files. NOT exactly a winner . . . but we'll see.