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UPS Involved in Tough Trade Secrets Suit in Georgia

Earlier this month, UPS brought a trade secrets case in Georgia federal court.  UPS alleges that 5 unknown people—at least some of whom are UPS pilots—distributed a strategic PowerPoint presentation meant for senior UPS executives on the internet. These actions, UPS alleges, violated both the Defend Trade Secrets Act and the Georgia Trade Secrets Act.  […]


Is Georgia law really so friendly to non-competes?

Many employers and employees are aware that Georgia’s law on non-competes[1] has changed.  Most view that change—the 2011 Georgia Restrictive Covenants Act, which we’ll call the “Act”—as making non-competes easier to enforce in Georgia.[2] Indeed, making enforcement easier was the legislature’s intent in passing the Act.[3] But is enforcement easier? Two 2017 decisions under the […]


Trade Secret Litigation

Jeff Horst co-authored “Trade Secret Litigation”, a chapter in the Daily Report’s 2018 Edition of Georgia Business Litigation.


Unfair Competition Claims Dismissed

Successfully moved to dismiss tortious interference and unfair competition claims accompanying Georgia Trade Secrets Act claim on the grounds of preemption.


Dekalb Judge Tosses Trade Secrets Claim

Fulton County Daily Report J.W. North spent 40 years developing a marketable clay-based lumber substitute to frame houses, make rooms soundproof and even float boats. His business successors believed North’s patented formula for “ceramic timber” was so revolutionary they went to court to stop a former employee from stealing it. The only problem with the […]


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