Cokinos Young, Ex-Marketing Director Trade Barbs In IP Row

Law360 (August 9, 2019, 6:02 PM EDT) -- A midsize Houston construction law firm and its former marketing director's fight over allegedly stolen client contacts has escalated, with the former director alleging in Texas state court that the firm has engaged in a "frivolous scheme" to keep her unemployed, and the firm challenging the claim under a free speech law.

Cokinos Young asked a Harris County District Court judge on Friday to dismiss a $1 million counterclaim from Brittany O'Brien, its former director of client and external relations. O'Brien alleged in her claim on Wednesday that the firm has wrongfully interfered with her employment opportunities. However, the firm said...

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