News for the Hospitality Executive
Phoenix – October 11, 2011 – Communications Integrators, Inc. (Cii) has sued former employee, John Owens, and CablesToGo™ alleging that Mr. Owens took with him certain trade secrets and proprietary information belonging to Cii regarding the guestLINK™ connectivity panel. The defendant filed a motion to dismiss the case and on August 31, 2011 the court denied the motion in its entirety and directed the case to proceed.
Cii alleges that Mr. Owens used Cii’s protected information with CablesToGo™ to unfairly and improperly compete. Instead of answering the allegations, Mr. Owens and his new employer filed a motion to dismiss, which sought dismissal of each of the separate Cii claims on a variety of legal arguments. The court rejected all of the arguments in the motion and ordered Mr. Owens and CablesToGo™ to answer the complaint and proceed with the lawsuit concluding, “the Plaintiff’s claims for tortuous interference with Business Expectancy and Breach of Fiduciary Duty are viable causes of action as a matter of law as alleged in the complaint.”
About Communications Integrators, Inc.
Since 1988, Communications Integrators, Inc. (Cii) has pioneered electrical solutions, leading the market in modular power, voice and data systems designed to keep the workplace dynamic and ready for change, as well as connectivity panels created to revolutionize the hospitality industry by and enriching the in-room experience for hotel guests, hospital guests, and those who use multiple technology devices.
In its evolution of connectivity technology products, Cii strives for excellence and integrity in the services performed and the products produced. Products like stationLINK, utilizes a unique plug and play modular feature to provide the infrastructure companies need to power any all systems whenever and wherever required, at the lowest cost. Extending the versatility and plug-in-play technology, slotLINK allows casinos to reconfigure an entire cluster of gaming machines with minimal disruption to the gaming floor. guestLINK™ is a first-of-its-kind connectivity panel that enables users to easily connect all of their personal electronic devices to an HD flat-panel TV, enhancing in-room experiences and improving bottom line. For more information, please visit www.ciinet.com.
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