A judge in Delaware has partially ruled in favor of Gino Postorivo (prior owner/executive of National Paintball Supply), asserting the some of KEE’s actions violated Gino’s right to attorney-client confidentiality.
After Gino’s firing, KEE filed suit against Gino for “breach of contract, misrepresentation, and unjust enrichment” amounting to claims over $8.7 million dollars. Although this suit is still ongoing, a Delware judge has found that KEE employees unlawfully obtained messages between Gino Postorivo and lawyer John Campo by copying Campo’s hard drive while he was away from his office at KEE Action Sports. KEE employees claimed that they were simply performing a “routine” back up of Campo’s computer, despite Gino’s allegations.
Although Gino sought the dismissal of the KEE’s entire lawsuit, the courts ruled that the violation only required the dismissal of some of KEE’s attorney staff, and court fees up to $50,000.
Procaps Direct, the guys behind Draxxus, Vforce, the Pulse and most recently Archon/Zap, have been trying to generate money where ever possible. Reports have surfaced that the powers behind Procaps have decided to squeeze some cash out of their very own Pro teams in both NXL and NPPL leagues. As if these teams were not suffering enough, Pro Paintball franchises across the board have been hit for going over the contracted paint allotment. Traditionally, pro teams going over the projected 3-5 million sponsored ball count would continue to receive paint as long as they competed and preformed well in all the contracted events. Teams will now be responsible for paying event price for any and all boxes used over the contracted amount. Sponsored teams which may be affected include the All Americans, Arsenal, Aftermath, Bushwackers, Naughty Dogs & Avalanche.
Just a few days ago the Director of Photography from iStockPhoto came forward and revealed the true identity of DLX Audrey. His statements accuse DLX Audrey / DLX Technology (SMARTPARTS) of copyright infringement involving misuse of an image that happened to be his wife! In response, DLX/Smartparts Rebecca has much to say, and sadly, almost down plays the situation.
In the last few years there have been countless copyright infringement cases involving the Gardners/SmartParts, although typically the company has been the plantiffs in these legal actions.
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