C&J Obtains Jury Verdict For Over $1m For Trade Secrets Misappropriation And Related Torts
In July of 2017, David Sugden and Scott Hatch helped Applied General Agency, Inc. (“AGA”) obtain a jury verdict of over a million dollars. The jury found in AGA’s favor as against Greenleaf Financial and Insurance Services, Inc., Christopher Mulder, and Lucas Johnson for Misappropriation of Trade Secrets and Negligent Interference with Prospective Economic Relations, as well as against Lucas Johnson for Breach of his Duty of Loyalty to AGA. The jury also found that Defendants’ misappropriation of trade secrets was willful and malicious which allows AGA to seek recovery of its attorneys’ fees. The three-week trial capped a litigation that included Call & Jensen obtaining an order for forensic inspection of the Defendants’ computers due to their discovery abuses, as well as monetary, issue, and evidentiary sanctions.