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Boeing Ex-Partner Seeks $100 Million Trade Secret Claim Revival

Sept. 18, 2020, 3:31 PM

Alabama Aircraft Industies Inc. should have another chance to show former partner Boeing Co. misappropriated trade secrets when working together to bid on a KC-135 Stratotanker maintenance contract for the U.S. Air Force, they told the Eleventh Circuit.

A district court erred by concluding that Alabama’s two-year statute of limitations applied, instead of Missouri’s five-year period, they told the U.S. Court of Appeals for the Eleventh Circuit in a brief filed Thursday.

The district court improperly disregarded the plain language in the parties’ nondisclosure agreement covering proprietary business and financial information by refusing to apply Missouri law, the plaintiffs said. ...

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