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Doctors Who Stole Patient Lists Misappropriated Trade Secrets, Judge Rules

Law360 (October 14, 2004, 12:00 AM EDT) -- In an unusual case, two physicians who copied a colleague’s confidential patient lists in order to build a client base for their own practice were found to have misappropriated trade secrets by a Pennsylvania court.

Judge Gene Cohen of the Court of Common Pleas of Philadelphia ruled that Doctors Shawe and Badawy were liable to Dr. Pollack for misappropriation of trade secrets, breach of their duty of loyalty and unjust enrichment, according to the plaintiff’s attorneys.

The Court found that the defendants had misused the information...
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