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August 3, 2015

The University of California at San Diego won a key first round last week in its legal battle with the University of Southern California over control of a massive database of research on Alzheimer’s disease. But on Friday, USC announced that it was suing UCSD, in a sign that this fight is not about to go away, The San Diego Union-Tribune reported. UCSD says that a prominent professor, Paul Aisen, gave out inaccurate information to employees and took control of a project that UCSD owned when he left that institution for USC. But USC's suit -- to which UCSD says it will respond this week -- outlines a different perspective. USC charges that UCSD has harmed Aisen's reputation, tried to prevent him from leaving and is violating his academic freedom.


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