By Anthony Capkun
December 1, 2015 – MaxLite announced it filed suit against ATG Electronics (a California-based LED lighting company) and James Steedly, Sophia Galleher and Matthew Kim—all former employees of MaxLite.
In its lawsuit, MaxLite alleges that its former employees breached their Proprietary Information Agreements and, together with ATG, improperly used MaxLite’s confidential and proprietary information to, among other things, attempt to enhance ATG’s products, divert business to ATG, and solicit MaxLite’s customers and suppliers for the benefit of ATG.
The confidential and proprietary information alleged to have been improperly used includes, but is not limited to, information relating to MaxLite’s product R&D, as well as its relationships with customers, representatives, vendors and other service providers. The company further alleges that ATG impermissibly used MaxLite confidential and proprietary information it had obtained from the former MaxLite employees.
Filed in February 2015, the suit is pending in the U.S. District Court for the District of New Jersey.