Memorial business sues League City competitor over client poaching
A Memorial transport company is suing after, it says, a former employee is using its confidential information to poach clients for a League City competitor.
ROAM Fluid Solutions, of Memorial, filed a lawsuit on Nov. 8 in Harris County District Court against Trans Ocean Bulk Logistics, headquartered in League City, and David M. Ullrich, citing breach of contract, breach of fiduciary duty, conspiracy and tortious interference with contracts.
ROAM Fluid Solutions, a liquid transportation services company, says in September, Ullrich violated his non-compete agreement when he resigned as the company’s executive director of sales and development to work with a competitor, Trans Ocean Bulk Logistics.
Ullrich and Trans Ocean are using ROAM Solutions trade secrets in an attempt to steal its largest clients, according to the brief. The suit alleges ROAM Solutions will suffer irreparable harm if Ullrich and Trans Ocean are not stopped.
ROAM is seeking injunctive relief, actual and exemplary damages, as well as attorney’s fees and court costs. It is being represented in the case by Houston attorney Scott Davenport.
Harris County District Court Case No. 2011-67552.
This is a report on a civil lawsuit filed at the Harris County Courthouse. The details in this report come from an original complaint filed by a plaintiff. Please note, a complaint represents an accusation by a private individual, not the government. It is not an indication of guilt, and it only represents one side of the story.
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