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UC San Diego wins legal battle in dispute with USC over Alzheimer's project

UC San Diego wins legal battle in dispute with USC over Alzheimer's project

UC San Diego won a major legal battle Friday against USC when a judge ruled that control of a landmark project on Alzheimer's disease belongs to the La Jolla school. The decision addressed the heart of a lawsuit that has gained international attention since UC San Diego filed it early this month, largely because it's rare for such disagreements in the academic world to reach the courtroom. The dispute pits UC San Diego, a research powerhouse, against USC, a well-heeled institution seeking to bolster its biomedical research efforts and extend its reach to San Diego. "We never wanted to resort to legal action, but when all reasonable requests to return what is the rightful...

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