SACRAMENTO – A Fresno man is alleged to have misappropriated his former employer's confidential information.
Green Aire for Air Conditioning WLL filed a complaint on June 25 in the U.S. District Court for the Eastern District of California against Mohamed Farouk Salem and Does 1 through 50 alleging violation of the Anti-Cybersquatting Consumer Protection Act under the Defend Trade Secrets Act of 2016.
According to the complaint, the plaintiff alleges that the defendant, its former managing director, accessed and downloaded certain high confidential and proprietary information and trade secrets from the computers in 2014, severely affecting Green Aire's operations.
The plaintiff holds Salem and Does 1 through 50 responsible because the defendant allegedly improperly acquired information from it and misappropriated it.
The plaintiff requests a trial by jury and seeks award of compensatory, consequential, statutory, and/or punitive damages in an amount to be determined at trial, plus interest, costs, attorneys' fees, and all the relief to which plaintiff is entitled. It is represented by Shazad Z. Omar of Apex Lawyers Inc. in Diamond Bar.
U.S. District Court for the Eastern District of California case number 1:18-cv-00873-LJO-SKO