16 July 2012
Whose confidential information is it anyway?
In this article Matt McCahearty and Joanna Constantis examine the case of Jones v IOS (RUK) Ltd & anor that concerned a claim for damages for breach of a confidentiality agreement and considers the judges's answers to the following issues of law:
- the nature of the interest that claimants must establish in 'confidential information' before they can properly maintain a claim for breach of confidence;
- the interplay between a claim in contract for damages for the loss of a chance and the 'minimum performance' or 'least onerous obligation' principle; and
- the availability of a claim for Wrotham Park damages in a claim for breach of confidence.
Source: The In-House Lawyer
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