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We developed this blog to provide timely and important legal updates and helpful insights for employers, employees and attorneys. Be sure to check this blog regularly as a valuable resource to keep you abreast of non-compete, trade secret and other competition-related legal issues in Georgia as well as other significant updates from other states.

We hope you will find this blog useful and informative.

Benjamin Fink, Neal Weinrich, Collin Freer and Amy Dehnel

Direct Response Products: Round Two

By Collin L. Freer

In my last entry, I discussed pleading standards for non-compete cases as addressed in Direct Response Products, Inc. v. Thomas, 2013 WL 5890473 (N.D. Ga. Nov. 1, 2013).  The companion case, Direct Response Products, Inc. v. Roderick, 2013 WL 5890407 (N.D. Ga. Nov. 1, 2013), considers a …

When Is Pricing Information a Trade Secret?

By Neal Weinrich

The alleged misappropriation of pricing information is often the subject matter of trade secrets cases.  Sometimes pricing information is a protectable trade secret, and sometimes it is not.  T.V.D.B. Sarl v. KAPLA USA, LP, No. 4:12-cv-230, 2013 WL 6623186 (S.D. Ga. Dec. 16 2013), illustrates when pricing information …

Northern District of Georgia Clarifies Damages Pleadings Standard in Non-Compete Cases Where Jurisdiction is Based on Diversity

By Collin L. Freer

The United States District Court For the Northern District of Georgia has shed light on the pleadings standard applicable to damages allegations in non-compete cases where the basis of the federal court’s subject matter jurisdiction is diversity of citizenship.  In Direct Response Products, Inc. v. Thomas, 2013 …

The Northern District Considers the Reach of the Georgia Trade Secrets Act Preemption Clause in RMS Titanic Case – Rules that Fraud Claim Will Go On

By Amy E. Dehnel

The Plaintiffs in RMS Titanic, Inc. v. Exhibitions, Inc., No. 1:13-CV-0625-WSD, 2013 WL 5675523 (N.D. Ga. Oct. 17, 2013), are involved in staging a “museum quality” exhibition of the Titanic.  According to the Plaintiffs, they worked to create a “‘chronological journey’ from the building of the ship …

Do Non-Competes Stifle Performance?

By Benjamin Fink

In addition to keeping our readers up to date on recent case law and legislative developments in Georgia and elsewhere with respect to non-compete and trade secret issues, we also try to occasionally address the business and policy implications of non-competes in this blog.  To that end, a …

What Happens When an Injunction Being Challenged Expires During the Appeal?

By Neal Weinrich

Leedom Management Group, Inc. v. Perlmutter, 2013 WL 5340781 (11th Cir. Sept. 25, 2013), involved the appeal of the scope of a preliminary injunction enjoining competition. 

Leedom Management Group provides automated clearing house and credit card processing services to automobile dealerships.  Susan Perlmutter is Leedom’s former employee.  Perlmutter’s …