Attorney Haller Joins Corporate Department

In News, Social Media by Elaine Reinert

Elliott Haller has joined Coolidge Wall as an associate in the firm’s Corporate Department.  With more than 10 years of experience, Elliott focuses his practice on transactional, business and healthcare law.

Paralegal Angeline Worley Joins Coolidge Wall’s Corporate Department

In Social Media by Elaine Reinert

Coolidge Wall welcomes Angeline D. Worley, a paralegal in the firm’s Corporate Department. She has more than 15 years of experience in the legal field. Angie specializes in assisting with merger and acquisition transactions, entity formation and dissolution, entity maintenance and other corporate transactions.  Read more about Angie here.

Stay away from my friends: When is a business’s social media friend list a trade secret?

In General, Litigation, Social Media by Coolidge Wall

The general rule in Ohio is that for a customer list to be a trade secret, it has to be… a secret. Usually this means that the customer list is stored in a locked drawer or a password-protected server that only a few trusted people can access. But with the emergence of social media, a friend list may be as or more important than a traditional customer list. But can a business’s friend list be a trade secret just like a customer list? Christou v. Beatport, L.L.C., No. 10-cv-02912-RBJ-KMT, 2012 U.S. Dist. LEXIS 34307 (D. Colo. 2012) raised this very …