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Attorneys Accused of Stealing Data From Firm to Face New Trial

April 12, 2021, 3:03 PM

Attorneys who allegedly copied asbestos and talc-related information from their old firm and used it for their new law firm must face a new trial for unfair or deceptive trade practices, the highest court of Massachusetts ruled.

Superior Court Justice Kenneth W. Salinger told the jury anything that happened before the attorneys’ last day of employment at Governo Law Firm LLC, including the alleged copying of materials, was “irrelevant” for the purposes of the firm’s claim. But their employment doesn’t shield them from liability under state law, according to the Supreme Judicial Court of Massachusetts.

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