CALGARY, Aug. 31 /CNW/ - 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, it commenced a civil action against its former employee, Thomas
Pullen, and PureHD Inc., claiming breach of fiduciary duty by Mr.
Pullen, misappropriation of Guest-Tek's confidential, trade secret and
proprietary business information, 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 number of the
claims asserted by Guest-Tek, the Court allowed Guest-Tek to proceed
with all claims except the unfair and deceptive acts and practices claim
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.
On July 30, 2010, the court allowed Guest-Tek's Motion to Amend the
Complaint, thereby permitting Guest-Tek to pursue the claims against
SolutionInc and Mr. Lavigne. The Amended Complaint has now been filed
with the court. The case is 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 cr="true" href="http://www.mad.uscourts.gov/">http://www.mad.uscourts.gov/
SOURCE GUEST-TEK INTERACTIVE ENTERTAINMENT LTD.