Trade Secrets? Only in Judge Walker’s world. A Bossier v State Farm Postscript

Sunshine is a wonderful disinfectant and we’ve been shining the light on Magistrate Judge Walker and his blonder moments on the bench most recently here.  He’s never met a State Farm case he didn’t like to seal at least partially preferring insurance litigation in his court to be conducted in the shadows away from public scrutiny.  His efforts are largely futile however because the Judges in the Eastern District of Louisiana are dealing with the same issues in a far different and open manner.  For example, we posted the State Farm Cat Induction Manual last August and  I’ve noticed it’s popularity as a download here of late.

Our non pictorial document library has around 2,200 items including that Cat Induction Manual,  and that does not include 500 or so specimin altered State Farm engineering reports and other info I maintain offline that takes over 2 gigs of space on my trusty computer.  So, if you are a policyholder lawyer that has encountered Judge Walker and his curious legal thinking that State Farm’s dirty claims handling tricks constitute trade secrets drop us a line because we just might have what you’re looking for or can hook you up with someone who can help.

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One thought on “Trade Secrets? Only in Judge Walker’s world. A Bossier v State Farm Postscript”

  1. You can plot locations of property coverage in litigation and come up with a very interesting map – but what you can’t find in any of these cases is a clear definition of”trade secrets” – assuming shortchanging policyholders and overcharging the government isn’t State Farm’s “trade”.

    If all that is under Walker’s “protection” saw the light of day, the Rigsby qui tam would be a no-brainer…hmmmm

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