Farmobile wins appeal in ongoing battle with Farmers Edge
The 8th Circuit Court of Appeals recently ruled in favor of Farmobile in the appeal brought by Farmers Edge. The Canadian company had sued Farmobile, along with its founders Jason Tatge, Heath Gerlock, and Randy Nuss, in the U.S. District Court for the District of Nebraska for breach of explicit or implicit contract, breach of duty of loyalty, and misappropriated trade secrets.
The unanimous decision found that the Nebraska Court was accurate in denying Farmers Edge relief. The 8th Circuit specifically determined that the facts did not support Farmers Edge’s remaining claims on appeal of trade secret theft, breach of contract, and breach of duty of loyalty.
“It goes without saying that Heath, Randy, and everyone who works at Farmobile is elated,” says Jason Tatge, Farmobile CEO. “This has been a long, hard-fought battle, but we always knew we were in the right. The U.S. justice system worked; it just took us a bit longer than anticipated to reach this final result. We are thankful to our legal team for their persistence.”
Farmers Edge’s claims against Farmobile in the United States are now complete. However, Farmobile continues to enforce its patent in a lawsuit filed against Farmers Edge in the Canadian Federal Court, which is set for trial starting on April 19, 2021, in Vancouver, B.C.