News for the Hospitality Executive
Civil Action Against Former Employee Thomas Pullen and PureHD Inc.
| CALGARY, April 1,
2010 - Guest Tek Interactive Entertainment Ltd., ("Guest-tek" or
"the Company"), a world-class provider of broadband technology
solutions to the hospitality industry, announced that on July 9, 2009,
commenced a civil action against its former employee, Thomas Pullen,
Inc., claiming breach of fiduciary duty by Mr. Pullen, misappropriation
Guest-Tek’s confidential, trade secret and proprietary business
violation of the Computer Fraud and Abuse Act (18 U.S. C. § 1030
et seq.), violations of the Lanham Act
(15 U.S.C. § 1123(a)), unfair and deceptive acts and practices
(Mass. G.L. c.
93A), and related common law claims.
Following the defendants’ filing of a Motion seeking to dismiss a
of the claims asserted by Guest-Tek, the Court allowed Guest-Tek to
with all claims except the unfair and deceptive acts and practices
against Pullen individually.
As a result of information revealed during the discovery process, on March 19, 2010, Guest-Tek filed a Motion to Amend the Complaint together with the proposed First Amended Complaint, by which Guest-Tek seeks to add SolutionInc Ltd. (“SolutionInc”) and its President and Chief Executive Officer, Glen Lavigne, as defendants to the action. The proposed Amended Complaint includes claims against Lavigne and SolutionInc for civil conspiracy, misappropriation of Guest-Tek’s trade secrets, aiding and abetting Pullen’s breach of fiduciary duty, aiding and abetting Pullen’s and PureHD’s conversion of Guest-Tek’s property, and unfair and deceptive acts and practices.
The court has not ruled on Guest-Tek’s Motion to Amend the Complaint. The case is pending in the United States District Court for the District of Massachusetts, C.A. 09-CV-11164. All publicly filed documents in the case can be accessed via the Court’s PACER system at http://www.mad.uscourts.gov/
Guest-tek™ provides hotels with converged data, video and telephony services. Guest-tek™ is a preferred vendor to major hotel brands, providing services including network design, procurement, implementation, and post sales customer support. . For more information about Guest-tek™, go to: www.guest-tek.com.
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