Integration of UTMB computers subject of lawsuit

John Suayan, Galveston Bureau Mar. 21, 2011, 3:37am

GALVESTON � Integrative Communications alleges that Technical Systems Integrators LLC failed to protect its interests at Galveston's University of Texas Medical Branch, recent court documents say.

In a lawsuit filed March 10 in Galveston County District Court, Integrative Communications accuses Technical Systems Integrators of practices which reportedly led to the 120-year-old medical institution hiring away its employees.

The original petition explains that Integrative Communications and Technical Systems Integrators had a written agreement dating back to last October which had the complainant integrate approximately 4,500 computer systems at UTMB over a 10-year period.

"Additionally, Technical Systems Integrators, through various individuals, made assurances confirming that Integrative Communications should undertake financial obligations in warehouse space and apartment space for purposes of housing its employees and storing its equipment," it says.

"Integrative Communications relied on Technical System Integrators' representations in undertaking these obligations to its detriment."

The defendant terminated the contract in December. Integrative Communications believes Technical System Integrators assisted UTMB in hiring its employees away, the suit says.

Consequently, the plaintiff seeks $340,000 in monetary damages and a jury trial.

It is represented by Dorsett, Swift & Clinton, LLP.

The case has been assigned to Galveston County 405th District Court Judge Wayne Mallia.

Case No. 11-cv0435

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