Verdict in the matter of Radiant Skincare vs. Linda Moore, mentioned at the Trade Secrets Blog
Superior Court, San Mateo County, California: Radiant Skincare Clinic v. Linda Moore and Rejuvenate Inc.
Radiant Skincare sought damages for lost profits and unjust enrichment, as well as punitive damages.
In 2002, plaintiff Radiant Skincare Clinic began providing non-surgical aesthetic services.
In 2004, Linda Moore, one of the founding partners, left to start a competing business, Rejuvenate Inc. Radiant Skincare claimed that Moore used its customer list to seek clients for her new business.
Radiant Skincare sued Moore and Rejuvenate for breach of contract and misappropriation of trade secrets. Plaintiff’s counsel contended that Moore solicited customers from Radiant Skincare’s customer list in violation of a written agreement and the Uniform Trade Secrets Act.
Moore contended that she had a right to contact the customers on the list because she had treated them personally. She also contended that she did not solicit them, but merely told them about her new business.