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In our defense of union-related activity, the Cook County court granted our clients’ SLAPP motion and dismissed a lawsuit against them in its entirety. The court’s ruling is attached. The court found our clients’ conduct was in furtherance “of unionization efforts at Hudson”-namely with the United Electrical, Radio, & Machine Workers of America union.

Hudson Institute of Process Research, Inc. sued our clients who were former employees. The Cook County lawsuit alleged: Breach of Confidentiality, Trade Secret Misappropriation, Breach of Non-Disparagement, and Commercial Disparagement.

Our clients filed motions to dismiss which were granted in their entirety. We also requested a ruling under the Strategic Lawsuit Against Public Participation (SLAPP) which was granted.

On October 11, 2023, Judge Otto of Cook County denied the employer’s motion for reconsideration and award our clients over $39,000 in legal fees. A copy of the orders are available here.

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