Partner Michael Napoleone Secures Affirmance of Trial Victory
December 31, 2020
Michael Napoleone secures appellee victory for client J. Fishcer & Associates (JFA). Appellants Adam Palas, Alex Palas and Sergio Nativi were terminated from JFA after they copied JFA's entire server, including the client list and formed their own competing business, appellant Bridge Financial, Inc. Post-termination, appellants solicited JFA clients, allegedly causing a decrease in JFA's revenue. The jury entered a verdict in favor of JFA.
JFA sued for misappropriation of trade secrets, tortious interference with a business relationship, civil conspiracy, conversion, breach of duty of loyalty and breach of fiduciary duty. The jury found appellants liable on all six counts and awarded JFA a total of $255,770 in damages. With the win, JFA will seek a substantial award of trial and appellate attorney's fees and costs.
Day Pitney Associate Daniel Pierre's award from the Association of Black Law Students at Rutgers School of Law – Newark at its 33rd Annual Jazz for Justice Gala was featured in the New Jersey Law Journal's On the Move and After Hours column.
Day Pitney Litigation Partners Gregory Bruno and Alfred W.J. Marks authored "Don't Believe Everything You Read Online: Recent Sanctions Decision Offers Cautionary Tale of Generative AI Risks" for the New York Law Journal's Special Litigation Section.
Day Pitney Associate Daniel Pierre's award from the Association of Black Law Students at Rutgers School of Law – Newark at its 33rd Annual Jazz for Justice Gala was featured in the Diverse Lawyers Network's newsletter.
The announcement that Day Pitney has named Attorneys James M. Leva and Amanda M. Curley as chair and vice-chair of the firm's Cannabis practice group was featured in Connecticut Law Tribune's Connecticut Movers column.