Court Rules DTSA Not Precluded by Economic Loss Rule

Jacob Kent, a former sales representative for Great American Opportunities (GAO), allegedly solicited business from GAO’s customers after he left the company. GAO brought claims against Kent under Defend Trade Secrets’ Act (DTSA). Kent argued the DTSA claims, as well as the tortious interference claim, were barred by the economic loss rule. The United State District Court for the District of Colorado agreed the economic loss rule precluded the tortious interference claim but not the DTSA claim. Find out why.