Coin company seeks TRO against former employee

David Yates Aug. 20, 2012, 5:32am

Alleging that a former employee sold information to a competing coin company, American Eagle Reserve has filed a petition for a temporary restraining order and a permanent injunction.

The petition was filed against Shane Dupree, Ryan Starface and Coin Numismatic Network on Aug. 15 in Jefferson County District Court.

According to the petition, Dupree entered into an employment contract with American Eagle and was entrusted with confidential customer lists, techniques and special training in order to sell collectible coins.

However, prior to his departure, Dupree conspired with Starface and his company, Coin Numismatic, to sell confidential customer lists.

The suit alleges the action violates the non-compete agreement Dupree signed upon his employment.

The defendants misconduct has deprived American Eagle of at least $10,000 in sales, the suit states.

The plaintiff is asking the court to enjoin the conversion being committed by the defendants.

American Eagle is also seeking an award of punitive damages.

Port Arthur attorney Carl Parker represents the company.

Judge Donald Floyd, 172nd District Court, is assigned to the case.

Case No. E192-875

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