PITTSBURGH – A Pittsburgh company claims a Connecticut man is working for a direct competitor in violation of an agreement.
American International Relocation Solutions LLC, doing business as Aires and American International Forwarding Inc., filed a complaint on Dec. 1, 2017, in the U.S. District Court for the Western District of Pennsylvania against Andrew Powers and TRC Global Mobility Inc. citing the Defend Trade Secrets Act.
According to the complaint, Powers worked for the plaintiff from April 2006 to July 2017 as an account manager and had extensive access to the plaintiff's confidential information. The suit states Powers signed a general release and separation agreement when he ended his employment.
The plaintiff alleges Powers is currently working for TRC, a direct competitor, in violation of the terms of his agreement with the plaintiff.
The plaintiff holds Powers and TRC Global Mobility Inc. responsible because Powers has allegedly solicited business from the plaintiff's customers and that the defendants' conduct threatens to harm the plaintiff through the use or disclosure of its confidential information.
The plaintiff seeks to direct that Powers cease employment with TRC, order Powers and TRC not to disclose or use any of Aires' confidential information, order Powers to return all confidential information, monetary damages, exemplary and punitive damages, court costs, interest and any further relief the court grants. It is represented by Manning J. O'Connor II and Sammy Y. Sugiura of Metz Lewis Brodman Must O'Keefe LLC in Pittsburgh.
U.S. District Court for the Western District of Pennsylvania case number 2:17-cv-01564-MRH