A Case of Déjà Vu for Thomson Reuters

Specifically, think back to 2002, when investor relations data provider CCBN brought a similar lawsuit against Thomson Financial, which owned 10 percent in the vendor, alleging that Thomson stifled CCBN's business while creating its own product, FirstCall Events, that mimicked CCBN's StreetEvents database (IMD, Aug. 5, 2002).

Like the WSS case, CCBN also alleged that Thomson staff used unauthorized passwords to enter its database, though CCBN also alleged that Thomson extracted data to popula