WILKES-BARRE – A former employee of a Wilkes-Barre company is accused of interfering with the company's client and prospective client relationships at its expense.
Penn Warranty Corp. filed a complaint on Oct. 11 in the U.S. District Court for the Middle District of Pennsylvania, Wiles-Barre Division against Pamela Edwards alleging breach of contract, misappropriation of trade secrets and other counts.
According to the complaint, Edwards was a sales employee of the plaintiff and sold multiple competitors' products to the plaintiff's customers during her tenure. It also alleges that the defendant resigned her employment to work for a competitor in violation of her contract.
The plaintiff seeks to enjoin the defendant from using or retaining any of the plaintiff's trade secrets and confidential information; order the defendant to immediately return all copies of the company's documents, files and information; pay actual damages; compensatory damages; punitive damages; interest of more than $75,000; disgorgement of her wages, bonuses and benefits received; court costs; and any further relief the court grants. It is represented by Jonathan S. Krause of Klehr Harrison Harvey Branzburg LLP in Philadelphia.
U.S. District Court for the Middle District of Pennsylvania, Wiles-Barre Division case number 3:17-cv-01860-ARC