PITTSBURGH – A Pittsburgh company alleges that a Blairsville business and two former employees misappropriated trade secrets.
Fenner Dunlop Americas LLC filed a complaint on Dec. 26, 2017, in the U.S. District Court for the Western District of Pennsylvania against International Conveyor & Rubber LLC, Tony A. Sleasman and Jason E. Smith alleging tortious interference with contractual relations, unfair competition and other counts.
According to the complaint, the plaintiff alleges that International Conveyor & Rubber "has engaged in a coordinated effort to take Fenner's employees" since September 2016. It alleges that Smith and Sleasman were former employees who now work for International Conveyor & Rubber in breach of their employment agreements.
The plaintiff holds International Conveyor & Rubber LLC, Sleasman and Smith responsible because the defendants allegedly used plaintiff's confidential information to compete with it.
The plaintiff requests a trial by jury and seeks compensatory and consequential damages, exemplary and/or punitive damages, court costs and any further relief the court grants. It is represented by Donald M. Lund and Michael A. Metcalfe of Lund Metcalfe LLC in Canonsburg.
U.S. District Court for the Western District of Pennsylvania case number 2:17-cv-01664-JFC