PHILADELPHIA — A business owner is suing a corporation, citing alleged breach of contract and unjust enrichment.
Ernest L. Biddle Jr. filed a complaint on Sept. 24 in the U.S. District Court for the Eastern District of Pennsylvania against King Tester Corp. for alleged violation of the Pennsylvania Uniform Trade Secrets Act.
According to the complaint, beginning June 2016 and continuing to the present, plaintiff claims defendant has not paid any royalties in the amount of $300 per unit of the products consistent with the terms of the royalty agreement. Furthermore, plaintiff alleges despite his demands to terminate the agreement and to cease and desist defendant's use of the property and Briddle's trade secrets, defendant allegedly continues to sell the products for their competitive advantage and to Briddle's detriment.
The plaintiff holds King Tester Corp. responsible because the defendant allegedly failed to make any royalty payments to plaintiff but continues to sell units that employ and utilize the property and plaintiff's trade secrets.
The plaintiff requests a trial by jury and seeks judgment for actual, compensatory, exemplary, liquidated and punitive damages, attorneys' fees, prejudgment interest, costs, and such further relief as the court deems just. He is represented by Ira Lefton and Mark Vogelbacker of Eckert, Seamen, Cherin & Mellott LLC in Philadelphia.
The U.S. District Court for the Eastern District of Pennsylvania Case No. is 2:18-cv-04112-JS.