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Epic Games files breach of contract claim against game tester

When it comes to protecting sensitive information, product designs and operation procedures might not be the only concerns for companies in Florida and elsewhere. In some cases, a company may also wish to safeguard its plans for the future and the unauthorized release of such information could prove detrimental in various ways. Epic Games has recently filed a lawsuit accusing a game tester of breach of contract under similar circumstances.

According to reports, the man was given access to upcoming content for the popular game Fortnite nearly a month before the content was set to release. Epic asserts that he signed a nondisclosure agreement that prohibited him from sharing any information pertaining to the content prior to its release. However, the company claims he disclosed information about some of the game's new features shortly after he began testing it.

Epic asserts that the incident has caused it to suffer substantial harm. The company also says the unauthorized leak of information could open it up to a variety of issues in the future. Epic has since filed a lawsuit accusing the man of breaching his nondisclosure agreement and releasing sensitive company information without authorization.

There may be a variety of scenarios in which the untimely release of information pertaining to upcoming content could cause a company to suffer irreparable harm. Upon encountering issues of this nature, those who wish to protect proprietary company information could choose to consult with an attorney for guidance on their available legal avenues. An attorney in Florida can examine the circumstances a client is facing and assist in forming a strategy to protect his or her business interests.

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