Tesla secures subpoena against Facebook in trade secrets suit

Tesla secures subpoena against Facebook in trade secrets suit

2018/7/5

US Magistrate Judge Valerie Cooke has granted Tesla's request to?subpoena?companies including Facebook and WhatsApp to preserve "critical evidence" relating to Tesla's recently-filed trade secrets lawsuit against a former employee. Cooke?authorised the motion?at the US District Court for the District of Nevada on Thursday, June 27, the day after Elon Musk's electric vehicle company filed its?emergency request. Tesla claimed that Tripp "unlawfully hacked the company's confidential and trade secret information and transferred that information to third parties" in violation of the employment agreement he signed in October 2017 upon starting with the company. On June 22, Cooke?granted Tesla permission?to serve Apple, Microsoft, and Google with similar?subpoenas?requiring the companies to keep documents, data, and records "from and pertaining to Tripp's email and cloud storage accounts". On June 27, Cooke agreed that there is good cause for Tesla to issue?subpoenas?to Facebook, WhatsApp, Dropbox, Open Whisper Systems, and AT&T Wireless, requiring the companies to "preserve documents, data, and records from and pertaining to Tripp's cloud storage and messaging accounts".
Source:WIPR



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