Carlson Lynch ADA Database Not A Trade Secret, Judge Says

By Matthew Santoni (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...

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