In an ongoing lawsuit involving trade secrets in the lottery industry, a federal judge has ruled that an executive will be barred from working for either of two companies during the next year.
Georgia-based Scientific Games International Inc., which works with more than 40 state lotteries, sued its former executive Brian Cash in June.
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The company alleged that Cash downloaded valuable trade secrets around the time he accepted a position with a rival company, International Game Technology.
U.S. District Judge William O'Kelley ruled that Cash can't work for International Game Technology or Pollard Banknote Limited until Jan. 31, 2018.
A lawyer for Cash says they disagree with the order, and that his client is exploring his rights to appeal.
Scientific Games said in a statement that it's pleased with the ruling.