Billy Hudson responds in salvage yard trade secrets case

Among other claims, the plaintiffs also assert in the lawsuit that the former employees entered into contracts during their employment binding them to not divulge sensitive information they had access to, as well as to not go into competition with Channel Control.

Among several other defenses in their answer, Hudson and his partners argue that an award of punitive damages would violate due process provisions of the U.S. Constitution, and they also have filed a motion to separate Channel Control’s claims for actual damages from their claims for punitive damages.

Disputing most of Channel Control’s claims, Hudson and his partners argue in their answer that the former employees were fired from their jobs in bad faith without just cause.

Hattiesburg American
5/12/11