LOS ANGELES – A private educational consulting business alleges a former employee started his own competing business using its confidential information.
Livewirecyber Inc., doing business as as HS2 Academy, filed a complaint on Jan. 26 in the U.S. District Court for the Central District of California, Western Division against Neal Ivan Lee and Young Scholars Institute LLC citing the Wiretap Act and other counts.
According to the complaint, the plaintiff alleges that it suffered damages to its company from having information used to compete against it. The plaintiff holds Lee and Young Scholars Institute LLC responsible because the Lee allegedly misappropriated confidential information from the plaintiff upon his termination and gave that information to the defendant Young Scholars Institute LLC.
The plaintiff requests a trial by jury and seeks injunction against the defendants; enjoin the defendants; award damages to the plaintiff; compensatory, statutory, and punitive damages; all legal fees plus interest; and any other relief as the court deems just. It is represented by John B. Larson and Gloria G. Medel of Larson & Gaston LLP in Pasadena.
U.S. District Court for the Central District of California, Western Division Case number 2:17-cv-00645-AB-AS