CHICAGO – A national staffing company based in Frankfort alleges that a former sales manager in Texas is soliciting customers in violation of an agreement.
Integrity Trade Services Inc. filed a complaint on Nov. 14 in Cook County Circuit Court against Stephen W. Miller, alleging violation of the Illinois Trade Secrets Act, breach of contract and conversion.
According to the complaint, Miller was terminated by the plaintiff in May. The suit states Miller began working for a competitor of the plaintiff after his termination and is soliciting the plaintiff's clients and staff in violation of a nonsolicitation agreement. The plaintiff also alleges Miller took its proprietary and confidential information to use in his new employment.
The plaintiff holds Miller responsible because the defendant allegedly is using the plaintiff's information to advance the interests of his new employer.
The plaintiff seeks judgment against the defendant for compensatory and punitive damages and further relief as the court deems just. It is represented by Frederic A. Mendelsohn and Alexander Marks of Burke, Warren, MacKay & Serritella PC in Chicago.
Cook County Circuit Court case number 18-CH-14227