Monthly Archives: March 2010

Inevitable Disclosure Comes to South Carolina: Nucor Corp. v. John Bell and SeverCorr, LLC

Several posts on this blog have focused on the inevitable disclosure doctrine, which seeks to further erode an employee’s power to quit and work elsewhere.  Nucor v. Bell has produced two published decisions related to a trade secret battle waged against a former employee, who was not quite blameless.  However, I have come across an unreported decision from that case (2008) in which U.S. District Court Judge David Norton found that South Carolina would adopt the inevitable disclosure doctrine.  Judge Norton used the inevitable disclosure doctrine to grant injunctive relief against the former employee.  This case deserves our attention.

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