§ 59.1-336 Short title and definitions
§ 59.1-337 Injunctive relief
§ 59.1-338 Damages
§ 59.1-338.1 Attorneys’ fees
§ 59.1-339 Preservation of secrecy
§ 59.1-340 Statute of limitations
§ 59.1-341 Effect on other law
§ 59.1-343 Time of taking effect

Terms Used In Virginia Code > Title 59.1 > Chapter 26 - Uniform Trade Secrets Act

  • Bingo: means a specific game of chance played with (i) individual cards having randomly numbered squares ranging from one to 75, (ii) Department-approved electronic devices that display facsimiles of bingo cards and are used for the purpose of marking and monitoring players' cards as numbers are called, or (iii) Department-approved cards, in which prizes are awarded on the basis of designated numbers on such cards conforming to a predetermined pattern of numbers selected at random. See Virginia Code 18.2-340.16
  • charitable gaming: includes electronic gaming authorized by this article. See Virginia Code 18.2-340.16
  • Commissioner: means the Commissioner of the Department of Agriculture and Consumer Services. See Virginia Code 18.2-340.16
  • Conduct: means the actions associated with the provision of a gaming operation during and immediately before or after the permitted activity, which may include (i) selling bingo cards or packs, electronic devices, instant bingo or pull-tab cards, or raffle tickets, (ii) calling bingo games, (iii) distributing prizes, and (iv) any other services provided by volunteer workers. See Virginia Code 18.2-340.16
  • Contract: A legal written agreement that becomes binding when signed.
  • Corporation: A legal entity owned by the holders of shares of stock that have been issued, and that can own, receive, and transfer property, and carry on business in its own name.
  • Damages: Money paid by defendants to successful plaintiffs in civil cases to compensate the plaintiffs for their injuries.
  • Department: means the Department of Agriculture and Consumer Services. See Virginia Code 18.2-340.16
  • Discovery: Lawyers' examination, before trial, of facts and documents in possession of the opponents to help the lawyers prepare for trial.
  • Electronic gaming adjusted gross receipts: means the gross receipts derived from electronic gaming less the total amount in prize money paid out to players. See Virginia Code 18.2-340.16
  • Electronic gaming manufacturer: means a manufacturer of electronic devices used to conduct electronic gaming. See Virginia Code 18.2-340.16
  • Evidence: Information presented in testimony or in documents that is used to persuade the fact finder (judge or jury) to decide the case for one side or the other.
  • Gross receipts: means the total amount of money generated by an organization from charitable gaming before the deduction of expenses, including prizes. See Virginia Code 18.2-340.16
  • Improper means: includes theft, bribery, misrepresentation, use of a computer or computer network without authority, breach of a duty or inducement of a breach of a duty to maintain secrecy, or espionage through electronic or other means. See Virginia Code 59.1-336
  • Includes: means includes, but not limited to. See Virginia Code 1-218
  • Injunction: An order of the court prohibiting (or compelling) the performance of a specific act to prevent irreparable damage or injury.
  • Jackpot: means a bingo game that the organization has designated on its game program as a jackpot game in which the prize amount is greater than $100. See Virginia Code 18.2-340.16
  • Litigation: A case, controversy, or lawsuit. Participants (plaintiffs and defendants) in lawsuits are called litigants.
  • Misappropriation: means :

    1. See Virginia Code 59.1-336

  • Network bingo: means a specific bingo game in which pari-mutuel play is permitted. See Virginia Code 18.2-340.16
  • Network bingo provider: means a person licensed by the Department to operate network bingo. See Virginia Code 18.2-340.16
  • Operation: means the activities associated with production of a charitable gaming or electronic gaming activity, which may include (i) the direct on-site supervision of the conduct of charitable gaming and electronic gaming; (ii) coordination of volunteers; and (iii) all responsibilities of charitable gaming and electronic gaming designated by the organization's management. See Virginia Code 18.2-340.16
  • Organization: means any one of the following:

    1. See Virginia Code 18.2-340.16

  • Partnership: A voluntary contract between two or more persons to pool some or all of their assets into a business, with the agreement that there will be a proportional sharing of profits and losses.
  • permit: means a permit issued by the Department to an organization that authorizes such organization to conduct charitable gaming, and if such organization is qualified as a social organization, electronic gaming. See Virginia Code 18.2-340.16
  • Person: means a natural person, corporation, business trust, estate, trust, partnership, association, joint venture, government, governmental subdivision or agency, or any other legal or commercial entity. See Virginia Code 59.1-336
  • Person: includes any individual, corporation, partnership, association, cooperative, limited liability company, trust, joint venture, government, political subdivision, or any other legal or commercial entity and any successor, representative, agent, agency, or instrumentality thereof. See Virginia Code 1-230
  • Process: includes subpoenas, the summons and complaint in a civil action, and process in statutory actions. See Virginia Code 1-237
  • Qualified organization: means any organization to which a valid permit has been issued by the Department to conduct charitable gaming or any organization that is exempt pursuant to § 18. See Virginia Code 18.2-340.16
  • Raffle: means a lottery in which the prize is won by (i) a random drawing of the name or prearranged number of one or more persons purchasing chances or (ii) a random contest in which the winning name or preassigned number of one or more persons purchasing chances is determined by a race involving inanimate objects floating on a body of water, commonly referred to as a "duck race. See Virginia Code 18.2-340.16
  • seal cards: means specific games of chance played by the random selection of one or more individually prepacked cards with winners being determined by the preprinted or predetermined appearance of concealed letters, numbers, or symbols that must be exposed by the player to determine wins and losses and may include the use of a seal card that conceals one or more numbers or symbols that have been designated in advance as prize winners. See Virginia Code 18.2-340.16
  • Supplier: means any person who offers to sell, sells, or otherwise provides charitable gaming supplies to any qualified organization. See Virginia Code 18.2-340.16
  • Tort: A civil wrong or breach of a duty to another person, as outlined by law. A very common tort is negligent operation of a motor vehicle that results in property damage and personal injury in an automobile accident.
  • Trade secret: means information, including but not limited to, a formula, pattern, compilation, program, device, method, technique, or process, that:

    1. See Virginia Code 59.1-336