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In a trade secrets matter, Magistrate Judge Jeffrey Cole of the Northern District of Illinois rejected Motorola’s attempt to compel the imaging of the computers of a number of Hytera employees. The decision is especially interesting with respect to the intersection between computer forensics and proportionality.

Jawbone and Fitbit are competitors in the business of selling fitness trackers. As competitors will sometimes do, Fitbit hired a number of employees from Jawbone in 2015. And as competitors sometimes do, Jawbone brought a legal claim against Fitbit and its five former employees. Because Jawbone and Fitbit are California companies, the allegation was not that Fitbit and the departing employees conspired to violate non-compete restrictions. Rather ...

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