Tag Archives: Joseph Greenwald & Laake

Greenbelt firm asks judge to dismiss $350 million copyright lawsuit

Greenbelt-based law firm Joseph, Greenwald & Laake P.A. has moved to dismiss a $350 million copyright infringement and trade secrets lawsuit filed against the firm last month. The lawsuit, filed April 3 by a Maryland computer programming company, alleged one of the law firm’s attorneys stole a copyrighted software program for a travel management system used by the federal government and then illegally distributed copies of it. In the motion to dismiss filed this week in U.S. District Court in Greenbelt, the firm claims the company, Aldmyr Systems Inc., has no grounds to sue for three reasons: Aldmyr’s CEO, not the company itself, held the copyright to the program; the use of copyrighted material in litigation constitutes “fair use”; and the allegedly stolen materials did not qualify as trade secrets.

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Law firm sued for copyright infringement, misappropriation of trade secrets

A Maryland computer programming company is suing Joseph, Greenwald & Laake P.A. and one of the law firm’s attorneys for $350 million, alleging they stole a copyrighted program for an elite travel management system used by the federal government, and then illegally copied and distributed it. The program, called Zegato Travel Solutions, is used to process travel information for agents of the U.S. Marshall Service and other federal agencies on a classified basis, according to the lawsuit. Since the program was stolen and distributed, the plaintiffs — Aldmyr Systems Inc. and its related company Zegato Solutions Inc. — will no longer be able to ensure clients like the federal government of the system’s security, causing “irreparable harm” to the company, the complaint states.

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New interpretation of Sarbanes-Oxley creates problems for employers

Employment lawyers fear that a recent decision from the U.S. Department of Labor Administrative Review Board broadening whistleblower protections under Sarbanes-Oxley may create new burdens for employers. In the case before the board, a Halliburton employee filed a complaint with ...

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