Carlson Lynch ADA Database Not A Trade Secret, Judge Says

Law360 (March 1, 2019, 3:34 PM EST) -- Pittsburgh firm Carlson Lynch's database of Americans with Disabilities Act investigative material is not a trade secret and must be shared by all the partners who developed it — even one who was kicked out of the firm, a Pennsylvania state court judge ruled, according to a transcript obtained Friday.

Allegheny County Court of Common Pleas Judge Philip J. Ignelzi said each of the five partners in the former Carlson Lynch Sweet Kilpela & Carpenter LLP has an equal interest in a database containing nearly five years' worth of measurements, photographs and other investigative materials related to the accessibility of various sites...

Stay ahead of the curve

In the legal profession, information is the key to success. You have to know what’s happening with clients, competitors, practice areas, and industries. Law360 provides the intelligence you need to remain an expert and beat the competition.


  • Access to case data within articles (numbers, filings, courts, nature of suit, and more.)
  • Access to attached documents such as briefs, petitions, complaints, decisions, motions, etc.
  • Create custom alerts for specific article and case topics and so much more!

TRY LAW360 FREE FOR SEVEN DAYS

Attached Documents

Related Sections

Law Firms

Hello! I'm Law360's automated support bot.

How can I help you today?

For example, you can type:
  • I forgot my password
  • I took a free trial but didn't get a verification email
  • How do I sign up for a newsletter?
Beta
Ask a question!