Belron US Case Against Coast to Coast and Employee Casole Dismissed
November 19, 2009

A case Belron US had filed against Coast to Coast and a former employee, Eugene Casole, has been dismissed with prejudice. A dismissal with prejudice bars the company from filing a similar complaint in the future, according to various legal glossary sites.

In the complaint, filed earlier this fall, Belron US had alleged that Casole, a resident of Voorhees, N.J., previously worked with the company and, in September 2005, signed an employment agreement in which he is alleged to have agreed to "non-competition, non-solicitation and confidentiality provisions." The agreement was supposed to continue for one year following termination of Casole's employment, according to Belron US, and the company alleged that he had taken a position with Coast to Coast prior to the end of the agreement period.

The case had been filed in the U.S. District Court for the District of New Jersey. (CLICK HERE for related story.)

Though Belron US also had requested a temporary injunction as well, that request had previously been dropped as well.

" … The parties have amicably resolved the issues that caused Belron to seek temporary restraints," wrote Robert V. Dell of Cozen O'Connor, the firm representing the Columbus, Ohio-based Belron US in the suit, at the time of the withdrawal.

At the closing of the case, each party was left to "bear his or its own costs," according to the notice.

Belron US spokesperson Jenny Cain declined to comment on the case.

At press time, Coast to Coast spokesperson Jigna Patel had responded to a request for comment.

CLICK HERE for full text of notice.

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