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Owen Gleaton Partner Joseph Colette represented the Board of Regents of the University System of Georgia in closing a transaction for the acquisition of three abandoned streets from the City of Atlanta.
Ted Pound and Kathy Simcoe returned for the 4th year to Emory University to teach on the topic of professional liability to students in the Emory Physician Assistant Program.
On May 12, 2017, after five days of trial, Fred Gleaton and Laura Strong obtained a defense verdict in the Superior Court of Fulton County for their client, an orthopedic surgeon practicing in Atlanta, who was sued along with a hospital co-defendant.
On March 15, 2017, David Hayes presented "Damages from the Defense Perspective: How to Keep Damages Low" at the Proving Damages CLE, sponsored by ICLE: State Bar Series.
The success of companies all over the United States largely depends upon information unknown to the public—the companies’ trade secrets. The analysis of whether a company’s information is considered a trade secret turns on whether the company has taken “reasonable measures” to keep the information secret, and whether the information seeking trade secret protection derives independent economic value. Accordingly, information known to the public is not considered a protected trade secret. And should protected information be disclosed to the public, the information is no longer secret, thereby eviscerating any previous trade secret protection.
The federal jury verdict of $8.1 million, obtained earlier this year by Mike Egan and Derrick Bingham, was recently sustained. Motions for new trial or judgment notwithstanding the verdict were denied by Judge Pannell, U.S. District Court for the Northern District of Georgia, in favor of OGEJS's client, a medical school professor and inventor from California. The case involved intellectual property rights on medical devices developed by the professor.