Friday, August 28, 2009
"A US District Court judge ruled Monday that alleged computer-code thief Sergei Aleynikov can have access to his personnel records from former employer Goldman Sachs Group Inc. [GSG]. Mr. Aleynikov's lawyers want to use the records to show that he was a valued [GSG] employee. [GSG] argued that the records weren't relevant to the case, a criminal complaint filed by US prosecutors that alleges that Mr. Aleynikov stole computer code related to [GSG's] proprietary high-frequency trading. In response to a [GSG] lawyer's argument that the personnel records are from a 'third party' and thus subject to stricter standards, US District Judge Paul A Crotty said, 'This is not a shot in the dark. [GSG] is the complaining witness. He wants to look at his file'," my emphasis, Joseph Checkler at the WSJ, 11 August 2009, link: http://online.wsj.com/article/SB124995235194621321.html.
GSG needs new lawyers. GSG's objection is absurd, like GSG's recently collapsed Goldman666 case. I hope Aleynikov is acquitted and sues GSG for defamation. Further, that GSG's supposed "proprietary" trading tool becomes public knowledge. Hey Khuzami, are you now investigating GSG's high-speed trading activities? Good show Judge Crotty. If GSG makes another absurd motion, sanction it. Criminal complaint, my arse. GSG is using the SDNY US attorney's office to bring a civil trade secrets theft case.