Property Damage Firm Says Ex-Consultant Stole Data 'Library'

By Kelcey Caulder (June 15, 2022, 6:13 PM EDT) — Young & Associates, a national property damage consulting company, sued one of its former consultants and his new rival business in Georgia federal court on Tuesday, alleging the consultant stole confidential files and misappropriated trade secrets in order to make his company more competitive at launch.

In its complaint, R.L. Young LLC, doing business as Young & Associates, alleged that its former consultant Michael Walker, a founding member of Undisputed Consulting LLC, transferred a “veritable library” of more than 30,000 confidential files to an external hard drive shortly before leaving the company in July 2021. He then used that hard drive…

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