DALLAS, Nov. 17 – LAWFUEL – The Law News Network …

DALLAS, Nov. 17 – LAWFUEL – The Law News Network — Global Water Group, Inc., a Dallas-based water purification equipment manufacturer, was awarded $1 million in damages in a trade secrets case.

In its November 14 verdict, a jury in Dallas’ 116th District Court found
that Robert Atchley and his company, Aspen Water, Inc., were part of a
conspiracy to use Global Water Group’s technology.

In 1990, Mr. Atchley founded and became president of Global Water
Technologies, Inc. In 1995, Global Water Group acquired the assets, trade
secrets and intellectual properties of Global Water Technologies. In 1999,
Mr. Atchley formed Aspen Water and began to manufacture water purification

“Our society expects — and our laws require — honesty and integrity in
business dealings,” says Scott E. Hayes, trial counsel to Global Water and a
partner in Dallas’ Vial, Hamilton, Koch & Knox. “My client and I are grateful
to the jury for upholding those values.”

“Global Water prides itself not just on the quality of its work and its
leading-edge technology, but also on its ethical business practices,” says
Alan Weiss, President of Global Water Group. “We are pleased to be able to
get back to the business of providing water purification services at a time
when it has never been more needed.”

Global Water provides state-of-the-art water purification technology to
U.S. Military Special Forces, the Florida National Guard, FEMA, the U.S.
Department of State, the SeaBees, and various other units of the Army, Navy,
Air Force and Marines. The company also provided water purification
facilities to the 2002 Winter Olympics in Salt Lake City.

For more information about Global Water Group, Inc., visit
http://www.globalwater.com . Global Water’s updated website reflects a new
and greater scope of both systems design and state-of-the-art technology in
mobile, military water purification, desalination, wastewater-processing and
wastewater-effluent recycling systems.

Contact: Mike Androvett

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