Belron US Case Against Coast to Coast and Employee Casole
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
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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.
HERE for full text of notice.
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