Pasadena Holdings alleges former employee misappropriated trade secrets

By Kristine Gonzales-Abella | Jul 12, 2018

GALVESTON – A Pasadena company alleges that a League City man left the company to work for a direct competitor in violation of an agreement.

Pasadena Holdings LLC, doing business as Coast 2 Coast, filed a complaint on June 27 in the Galveston County District Court against Luis Silguero and Gene's Cross County Chipping Inc. alleging violation of the Texas Uniform Trade Secrets Act and other counts.

According to the complaint, Silguero began employment with the plaintiff in December 2016 and Silguero entered into an employment agreement that contained a noncompetition provision. The suit states Silguero left in May and accepted a position with Gene's Cross County Chipping, a direct competitor. 

The plaintiff alleges that the defendants are "actively attempting to steal customers" from it.

The plaintiff holds Silguero and Gene's Cross County Chipping Inc. responsible because Silguero allegedly breached the employment agreement, misappropriated plaintiff's trade secrets and confidential information, and both defendants allegedly tortiously interfered with plaintiff's actual and prospective business relations.

The plaintiff seeks permanent injunction enjoining defendants from their wrongful conduct, damages in excess of the minimum jurisdictional limits of the court, interest, costs, attorneys’ fees and such other and further relief to which plaintiff may show itself to be justly entitled. It is represented by Katherine A. Compton of Lewis Brisbois Bisgaard & Smith LLP in Dallas.

Galveston County District Court case number 18-CV-0845

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