PHILADELPHIA — A manufacturing company is suing a former employee and competitor, citing alleged breach of contract and misappropriation of likeness.
Glen-Gery Corp. filed a complaint on Jan. 25 in the U.S. District Court for the Eastern District of Pennsylvania against John "JC" Cotton and Belden Tri-State Building Materials, alleging violation of the Pennsylvania Uniform Trade Secrets Act.
According to the complaint, between July and August 2018, during business hours, defendant Cotton allegedly downloaded and repeatedly accessed plaintiff's proprietary product information for AmorWall, a product sold by defendant Belden Tri-State.
Plaintiff claims during defendant Cotton's employment, Cotton possessed Glen-Gery's confidential information that he had a duty to maintain and shared it with plaintiff's direct competitor.
The plaintiff claims Cotton allegedly misappropriated plaintiff's confidential information and shared it with Glen-Gery's competitor, Belden Tri-State Building Materials, for use or intended use in competition.
The plaintiff requests a trial by jury and seeks award of actual and punitive damages, permanent injunctive relief, attorney's fees, and such other relief as the court deems just and proper. It is represented by Andrew Howe of Spruce Law Group in Philadelphia.
The U.S. District Court for the Eastern District of Pennsylvania Case No. is 5:19-cv-00374-EGS.