PGW Dismisses Lawsuit Against Former Plant Engineer

Pittsburgh Glass Works (PGW) has voluntarily dismissed its complaint against former employee David Adams for misappropriation of trade secrets, breach of contract, conversion, breach of fiduciary duties, and tortious interference with contractual and business relations.

On February 4, 2015, Adams resigned from his position as a senior process engineer at PGW’s Evansville, Ind., plant and joined Fuyao Glass Industry Group Co. Ltd. (FYG) in violation of a non-compete contract he had signed with PGW, attorneys for automotive glass company had alleged in their lawsuit.

“Plaintiff Pittsburgh Glass Works LLC hereby files this voluntary notice of dismissal. … [A]n action may be dismissed by the plaintiff without order of court by filing a notice of dismissal at any time before the opposing party serves either an answer or a motion for summary judgment,” according to PGW’s court filing.

“Defendant David Adams has not yet served as answer to plaintiff’s complaint or a motion for summary judgment. … Accordingly, Pittsburgh Glass Works LLC voluntarily dismisses its complaint without prejudice with all parties to bear their own fees and costs,” according to the court document.

The parties had been in resolution discussions.

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