No. 2--07--0504 Filed: 9-7-07
APPELLATE COURT OF ILLINOIS
STENSTROM PETROLEUM SERVICES ) Appeal from the Circuit Court
GROUP, INC., ) of Winnebago County.
Plaintiff-Appellant and )
v. ) No. 07--CH--366
ROBERT MESCH, ))
Defendant-Appellee and )
(Precision Petroleum Installation, Inc., ) Ronald L. Pirrello,
Defendant-Appellee). ) Judge, Presiding.
JUSTICE CALLUM delivered the opinion of the court:
Plaintiff, Stenstrom Petroleum Services Group, Inc., sued defendants, Robert Mesch (its
former employee) and Precision Petroleum Installation, Inc. (New PPI) (Mesch's current employer),
alleging, inter alia, breach of a covenant not to compete, violations of the Illinois Trade Secrets Act
(Trade Secrets Act or Act) (765 ILCS 1065/1 et seq. (West 2006)), and breach of fiduciary duty.
Stenstrom sought an injunction and damages. The trial court granted Stenstrom a preliminary
injunction to enforce the covenant not to compete and denied relief on the other grounds alleged in
its complaint. Stenstrom appeals, arguing that the trial court erred in determining the