Friday, September 04, 2009, 9/04/2009 01:19:00 PM

Nebraska-Based Elections Software Company Sues Two Former Employees

By Todd

The Chicago Tribune is reporting that Omaha-based Election Systems & Software is suing two former employees, alleging they've illegally used the company's software and disclosed trade secrets. The company operates election services in 39 states and overseas.

The lawsuit alleges James Dalton, of Indiana, and Mark Allison, of Texas, are soliciting the company's customers. It also says Dalton and Allison had agreed not to disclose confidential information. The lawsuit, filed Thursday in U.S. District Court in Omaha, seeks unspecified damages on the basis of copyright infringement, misappropriation of trade secrets, breach of contract and other claims.

Our general question is: why would solicitation of an election software company's customers be improper? Surely the identities of the local, state and federal customers are not secrets. We'll keep an eye on this one for you.


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