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Gene Codes Appeals District Court's Ruling in 9/11 Breach-of-Contract Suit


Gene Codes is appealing a US District Court Judge's ruling in a breach-of-contract suit it filed against the Office of the Chief Medical Examiner of New York late last year.

In June, a judge in the US District Court for the Southern District of New York denied Gene Codes' request for discovery, calling it "a fishing expedition," and granted the city's motion for summary judgment (BI 07/22/11).

In its suit, Gene Codes had alleged that the OCME misappropriated trade secrets related to DNA-matching software that it had developed to identify victims in the Sept. 11, 2001, terrorist attacks.

According to court documents dated July 28, the Ann Arbor, Mich.-based company has filed a Notice of Appeal in the United States Court of Appeals for the Second Circuit.

Further details of the appeal were not disclosed.