Jones Day filed a trade secret lawsuit Tuesday in Texas Southern District Court on behalf of HMT LLC, a manufacturer of aboveground hydrocarbon storage tanks. The suit targets DirecTank Environmental Products LLC for the alleged misappropriation of trade secrets. The court action contends the chief executive officer of DirecTank is a former HMT executive who started the competing company shortly after his confidentiality agreement with the plaintiff expired. Counsel have not yet appeared for the defendant. The case is 4:22-cv-03900, Hmt LLC v. DirecTank Environmental Products, LLC.
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