§ 550.1 Short title
§ 550.2 Definitions
§ 550.3 Injunctive relief
§ 550.4 Damages
§ 550.5 Defense — consent of disclosure.
§ 550.6 Attorney fees
§ 550.7 Preservation of secrecy
§ 550.8 Statute of limitations

Terms Used In Iowa Code > Chapter 550

  • Damages: Money paid by defendants to successful plaintiffs in civil cases to compensate the plaintiffs for their injuries.
  • Discovery: Lawyers' examination, before trial, of facts and documents in possession of the opponents to help the lawyers prepare for trial.
  • following: when used by way of reference to a chapter or other part of a statute mean the next preceding or next following chapter or other part. See Iowa Code 4.1
  • Improper means: means theft, bribery, misrepresentation, breach or inducement of a breach of a duty to maintain secrecy, or espionage, including but not limited to espionage through an electronic device. See Iowa Code 550.2
  • Injunction: An order of the court prohibiting (or compelling) the performance of a specific act to prevent irreparable damage or injury.
  • knowledge: means that a person has actual knowledge of information or a circumstance or that the person has reason to know of the information or circumstance. See Iowa Code 550.2
  • Litigation: A case, controversy, or lawsuit. Participants (plaintiffs and defendants) in lawsuits are called litigants.
  • Misappropriation: means doing any of the following:
  • person: means individual, corporation, limited liability company, government or governmental subdivision or agency, business trust, estate, trust, partnership or association, or any other legal entity. See Iowa Code 4.1
  • Trade secret: means information, including but not limited to a formula, pattern, compilation, program, device, method, technique, or process that is both of the following: