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IN THE UNITED STATES DISTRICT COURT FOR THE DISTRICT OF MARYLAND COWAN SYSTEMS, LLC, Plaintiff, v. JEFFREY SHANE FERGUSON, et al, Defendants. Civil Action No.: ELH-12-984 MEMORANDUM OPINION Plaintiff, Cowan Systems, LLC (“Cowan”), has brought suit against defendants Jeffrey Shane Ferguson, a former Cowan employee, and Lipsey Logistics Worldwide, LLC (“Lipsey”), a direct competitor in the market of freight brokering and logistics. See Complaint (ECF 1) at 1-2. Cowan claims that Lipsey employed Ferguson, notwithstanding its knowledge of Ferguson’s non-compete agreement with Cowan, and “deliberately facilitated and assisted Ferguson’s calculated violations” of his non-compete agreement with Cowan. Id. at 2. Accordingly, Cowan has lodged claims under Maryland law against Lipsey for tortious interference with contract (Count IV); tortious interference with prospective economic advantage (Count V); violation of the Maryland Uniform Trade Secrets Act, Md. Code (2005 Repl. Vol.), § 11-1201 et ...