ADT And Integrator Competitor Go To Court Over Soliciting Microsoft

By Isabella Cheng, Published May 27, 2021, 09:32am EDT (Info+)

In a David vs Goliath contest, a small Washington integrator has sued ADT, after hiring an ex-ADT employee, contesting over numerous accounts, most notably Microsoft.

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In this report, IPVM analyzes the case as well as the risks involved for integrators and employees.

Integrator ********** ******** ******** **** ***

** ***** **, ****, * ********** ADT **********,******** ********, ***** **-**** ************** * **************/*************** ********* ****** ** an **-***, ***-******** ******** ******** ***** she *** ***** ** ***:

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Ex-ADT ******** ***** ******** ********, ********* ******** *** ******* ********* *********

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*** ******* ************** *****, *** ****** *** *** ** sales *** ********* ***** ******* *, 2020, *********** ****** ********* ** **** for ******** ** ******* **, ****. Moore ********** ****** ******* ******** ***** (ASG) ** ***** ****, ****** *** ******** ** ***** ******** ****.

********* ** ********'* *********, *** **** Entrance * "***** *** ******" ****** on ******** **, ****, ******* ***** Moore ******, ***** ******* ***** *** solicited *** ******* *** ******** ** agreement ** *** ** **:

** ** ***** ******** **, ****, ADT **** ******** ******** * “***** and ******” ****** (“***** *** ******”) alleging **. ***** ********* *** ********* ADT ********* ** ********* ** * nonsolicitation *** ************** ********* (“************** *********”) she ********* ****** ** ** ***** March **, ****.

*******, ******** *** *** ****** * copy ** **** ***** **, **** agreement ** ** *******, ** *** exact ***** *** *** *********.

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******** ****** **** *** ******* ***** had ********* * ****** ******* ******, Intercity *******. * ******* ******* ** ADT,**** *******, ********** * ******************* ***** ********* **** ********* ******* and *********, ********* ***** ********* ******* Moore *** *** *** *********.

Intercity ******* *** ********* ******

*******'* *********** **** ** ** "***** of *** ********* ***** ** ******* that **. ***** ******** ********* *** clients" *** ******** * ****** ******* Intercity *******, *********, *** ***** ** exhibits.

** *****'****** ** ************** ******* *, ****, *** *** before ***** **** ***, *** ******:

* ****** ** *** *** **** that **** ****** **** ** ** last *** **** ** ***/***!I **** ** ***** ** ******* ***** ********** ***** *** **** ***** ** * ** ***** **** *** **** **** ****** ****** ☹ I will reach out to both you and Jason when I start to let you know where you can contact me for future material needs! [emphasis added]

********** ************** **** ** ******* ***** ** ******** **, ****, after *** ******* ******* *** ********, and ***** *** * *****. **** email *** **** ** **** *****'* old *** ***** ** **** ** her *** ******** *****.

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ADT ****** ~$***,*** ** **** *****

*** ****** ** *** **** "****** $400,000" **** ** *** ***** *** 2 ********* *****, ***** **** ************ and *********, ******* ****** **, ****, and *** **, ****. *** ******** links **** ** *****'* *********, *******:

***** **. *****'* ********* **** ***, box ***** ************ ** ***** **** Technologies *** ********* **** ******* *************.

*******, *** *** ********* **** ******** emails ******** ***** ********* ********* ******* and *********, **** ** ******* ** soliciting ***** **** ************. *******, *** may **** ** ***** **** **** decrease ** ***** ** ***** **** Technologies *** ********* ** ****** ******** tied ** *****'* *******, ****** **** the ********* ********** ******** ** ** to ******* **********.

Entrance ******** ****** ********* "******* *** *************"

******** ** ******* *** "************** *********" from ***** **** (***** *********** **** nonsolicitation *** **************) ****** ** ***** when *** *** ** *** ******** is "******* *** *************". **** ** because *** ********* **** *** **** requirements ** ** ***** ***** ********** state *** *** *** ******* ***** and "******* ******* **** ** *** ADT".

************, *** ********* ****** *** ********* is ******* ***** ***** ****** **.**.***:

**. ***** *** *** **** ** least $***,*** ** ******** ** *** 49.62.020; *** **. ***** *** *** receive *** ************** ********* ****** *** accepted *** ***** ** ********** ** required ** *** **.**.***.

******, *** ***** *** **** *** conditionals *** **** * ************** ******** is "**** *** *************":

****** *** ********'* ******** **** *** party ******* ***********, **** **********, ****** one ******* ******** ******* *** ****.

****** *** ******** ********* *** ***** of *** ******** ** ******* ** the *********** ******** ** ***** **** the **** ** *** ********** ** the ***** ** ********** ***, ** the ********* ******* *********** **** ** a ***** **** *** ** ******* in *** ********'* ************, *** ******** specifically ********* **** *** ********* *** be *********** ******* *** ******** ** the ******.

*****, ******** *** *** ****** **** March **** ********* ** ** ******* so ** ** *** **** *** exact *******, *** *** *** ***** non-ADT ***** ** ** *** ********* aside **** *****.

Moore ****** ***** **** *** ***-************ *********

***** *** ********* ******* ***** ****** a ************** ********* ** ***** ****, and *** *** ****** **** ********* as ** *******, *** ***** *"************ *********** *** ***-************ *********"**** ***** ****** ** ***** *, 2011 ** ** *******. ** *** time, *** ********* *** ******* ***** and ***, *** *** *** ******** by *** ** ****.

*** ********* ************ **** *** * year ***** ***** ****** ***/***, *** cannot "******** ** **********" ******* ***/*** employees, ***********, *********, *******, ** **** "prospective *******" **** ***** *** **** been ******** ********** ****** *** *********:

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*******, **** **** ********* *** *** include *** ***** ***** ************** (*.*. going ** * ****** ********** ***** working ** ***/***).

Nonsolicitation ***** ** *****

************** *** *** ** * *** issue ******* ********** ***** *** ***** covenants ***** ******** *************, ***** *** admits ***** ***, *** ** ***** about ***-*********** **** ******** ** *** agreement ***** ****** ** ***** **** when *** ******* ** ***. *******, nonsolicitation **** ******** ** ** * key *****, ******* *** *** ********* explicitly ******** *************** *****. ******* *** 49.62.020 ********** ****** "**************" *********, **** no ********* ** "***************" *********. **, it ** ******** **** *************** ********* are ***** *** *********** **** ** Moore *** *** **** $***,*** ******** previously ** ***.

Precedence ** ******** ************

**** ***** ******* ********** "************" *** be *********, *** ********* ***** **** made ** ***** **** ************ ** not ******* ** **** *********** ******* the ******* ******** *** ** *** not ******** *******. **** **, **** if ** ******** *** *** ******** contact **** *** ********, *** ******** can ***** ** ***** ** **** solicited **** ********. *** *******, * 2013 ************* ************* ************ ***. *. *******, ** al.********** "**** ** ** *** ****** of *** ************** — *** *** initiated **** — **** ********** ******* solicitation *** ********."

********* ** * ******** *** ****, ******* **** ******** ****, ***** Quality, ***. *. *******, ********* ******:

****** ********* *** *** ******* **** enforcement ** * ***-************ ********* ****** because *** ******** ********* *** ******* or *** ********** ** ***** ********.

*******, *** ***** **** **** ******** solicitation ******* ** ******* ** *** the ******* ***** "******* ** ****** role ** *** ********'* ********-****** *******," even ** *** ********-********* *******.

ADT ********* ****** **** *********

*********, ***** ********* **** *** ** the ********* **** *** **-********* *** leave *** ******* *********** (*** *******, see*** **** ****** ******** *** *************). *******, ** **** ****, *** smaller ******** ** ************ ******** *** case ******* ***, ****** *** ***** to ******* **** *** ***-*********** ********* is "******* *** *************." *** *** not ******* ***** ****** ******* ******** for ******* ********* ** *** *********, although ********'* ********* **** *** *** "threatened [*** *******] **** **********" ****** Moore ******** "******* ********* **** *** will *** ******* *** ******* ** prospective *** ********."

Possible ******** *** ******** ********

** *** ******** ****, ** *** court ****** ******** ******** *** *********** judgement, *** ******* **** ** **** to ******* ********* ***** *** ******* over **** *** **** ** ***. As *** ** *** ******* ******* Microsoft, **** ***** ** * ******** win *** * *****, ***** **********.

** *** ******** ****, ****** **** case *** ****** ** ******** ******** to **** **** ** *** ******* fail. *** *******, *** **** ******** has ****** ** **** ****, *** has******** * *******/****************** *** ******* *** *****. **** includes ****** ** **** ** *******, breach ** ********, *** ********* ** the ********** ******* ***** ******* ***. ADT ** ******** **** ***** ******** her ***** **** ********* ** ********** customers *** "************** *** **** ***’* trade *******". ************, *** ****** *** "customer ***********, ********* ******** ******* *********** and ***** *******," ** "*** *********** trade ******." *** ** ****** *** "exemplary ******* ******** **.***.****** ******** **** ******** **.***.***." ** ******** ******** ***** **** case, ** **** **** ** *** damages ** *** ***** ********* *** own *** ***'* ***** ****. *** a ***** **********, **** ***** ** a ***** ********* ******.

Initial ********** *** ********* **** ********* *** ****** ****

*** *********** *********** *** ********* **** ******, *********** ***********(*.*. *********** ** *********** ****** ** have ************ ***********) *** ** ****** 16, ****. * ***** ****** ****** and ********* **** *** *** ** August **, ****.

Moore ****** *** *** ** "*********** ***** ******"

********** ** ******** ***'* ******* *** *********** ** June **, ****. *** ****** ****** all * ** ***'* ****** ** action *** ***** * *********** ********. One *** *********** ******* ** **** ADT "***** ** ******** * *********** [sic] ***** ******."

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**** ******* ******** ** ***'* ********** that ***** *** ******** *** ********** Uniform ***** ******* *** (****) *** "misappropriated *** ***** *******." ********* ************ ***** ***,* "***** ******" **** ******* * parts: (*) ** "******* *********** ******** value" **** *** ********* ***** ***** and (*) ** ********** ********** ** a ******.

*** ********** ******* ** ********/************ ********** *** "******** ***********" ** * "proprietary ***** ******" *** **** ** satisfies *** * ********** *****. *******, Moore *********. ** **** ** ** to *** ** ***** **** ** does ****** *** * ***** ******, which ***** ********.

*****'* ***** *********** ******** **** ***'* claims *** ****** "******* ***, *** ADT, ** *** **** ***** ** interest" *** ***'* "******* ******* *** owing **... ***'* *** ******** ****** failures." *******, ***** ****** "**** ** all ** ***'* ******* *** ****** by *** ******* ** ******** *** damages."

ADT *** *** ***** **** *******, ***** *******

***** **** ******* ** * ********** against *** ******** "** ****, *** has *** **** ***** *** ****** quarterly ******* ** ****," ******** ** a ************ **** ****** ** ******* 2019. ***** ****** *** ************ **** was ** **** ****** ***** ** Moore's ***********, *** *** *** ******** the ****. *** ****** ** ******* will ** ********** ** *****.

***** ******* ** *** ************ **** with "******* ******** *****," *****'* ************ explicitly ****. *******, *** ***** **** ADT, *** ***, "*** ******** *** compensation ****" ** *** ****** *** the *******. **** ** ************* ** Moore's ******** **** *** ** *** "real ***** ** ********" ** *** lawsuit. ****, *****'* ******** ** **** ADT *** ***** **** *** ************ plan (*.*. * ********) *** ****** with ***. ** **** *****, *** should **** **** **** ***"************ *********** *** ***-************ *********"***** ********** ****** **** ***.

**** **** ******** ** ******* *** case ** *** *** ***** ****** are ********.

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**'* *********** *** ******** **** ** email ** **** *** *** ** old ***** ******** ** ** *****. I've **** ******** **** * *** non-compete ***** *** **** ********* (********* resources) ***** **** ********, **** ***** of, *******, ** ********** ** ******** within **** ** ***** "**********" ***** laws ** ********** ***** ** *****, strong ****** ** ****/******** *** ****. So **** ** **** *** *** cannot ** ****** ******* ** *****/***** jurisdictions *** *** ** *****, ***** certain *************, ** ******** ** * federal *****. ** **** ** *********** to *** *** **** ***** ***. It ***, ** *** ***, ** a **** ***** *** *** ********* to *** *** **** ***** ***. I'm ********* **** *** **** ************ effort *** ********* ****** **** ** walk **** **** ****..**** **** ** your ********* *** *** *** ********** better ********* ******* ** *** ***** place. **'* ***** *** *** **** the ****'* ** *** ***** **** I *******..

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*** **** **** ********* **** *** at *** ***** *** ********* ***** Google *** ** *** ** ********. Plenty ** **** ********* *********** *** aren't ******** ****** ** ***** *** largest ***** **********.

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** ** **** *********** **** **** is *** *** *****. *** ***** think **** * ***** ********** ******'* want ** ** ******** ** *** sales, ****** *** ***** ************, *******, support, ***.

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**** ** ******* **** ******* **** ADT ******** *********, *** ***** *** perform **** ** ***** *****. ** you **** ****** *** * ******* acquired ** *** *** ******* **** what * ****. ***** **** ***** move ** ***** *********** ** ** destroy *** ******** ******* *** ******* it **** ** *** *******. **** they *** ***** ******* ** ***** and ****'* **** ***** *****. **** has **** ********* *** **+ *****. Why ** **** **** ** *******?

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*** ** **** **** ** *******?

******* *** ***** ********** **** *** :)

* ** ******* *** *** *********** process ** ********* **** *** **** gone. ** *****, *** **** ***** companies ***** ****** *********** *** ********* they **** ************ ******, ********** *********** ******** ******, ******** ***** 'Commercial' *****

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** **** (*** *******) ***** ****. I ***** ** ***** *** **** focused ** *** ******** ******* *** and *** ******** ***** ****** * desire ** ******** **** *** ********, not ***. ******* ** ******** ****** on * ****** ******* ** ************ by *** ********* *** *** *** usually ***** *** ***** ***** ****** happen.

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************ ** *** ********* *** *** its ******* ***** *** ***** ***** things ******.

* ***** **** **** ** * general ****. ** (****) **** ***'* know *** **** **** ** * factor ** **** ******** (*** ** may **** **** **, ** *** very ***** *** ***/**-*** ******** ********* criticized *** ** **** ***** ***** in *** ******).

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*** ****** *** ******* *** ***** was * **** ****** ** *** employees ****. **** ****** ** **** of **** *** ****** ** ***** resumes.

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***** ** * *** ******* ****.

* **** ** ****** *** **** business *** *** ** ******* **** those ******** ***** ** *** *** acquisition. ********* ** *** *** ****** the ******** *** ******* ** *** existing *** **** ** ****** **** an ******, ****** *** ******** *** account **** *** *** *******.

******* ** ***** *** ****** ******* to **** ******** ****, **** ******* some *********** *********.

**** *** * **** ******* ***** a **** *******, ** **** **** I’m *** ** ****.

** *** *** “*** ****” **** could **** ** ******* ******** *** enterprise ******** *** ****** ******** ** the ********** ******** *******.

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* **** ******* **** ***** ** court **** *** ****** *** *** as ** *** ** ******* *******? Contracts ***'* **** **** ** *** next ************ *****.

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*/** ******: **** *** ******* *** report ***** **** * *** ******** to ******* ****** *****'* **** ****** answer ** ***'* ******* *** ***********, and *********** * *** ********** ** her ***.

********** ** ******** ***'* ******* *** *********** ** June **, ****. *** ****** ****** all * ** ***'* ****** ** action *** ***** * *********** ********. One *** *********** ******* ** **** ADT "***** ** ******** * *********** [sic] ***** ******."

***** ******* ******* **** *** *** not **** *** ******* ** **** yet, **** ****** *** *** * still-standing ************ **** ** ** *** point ** *** ***********. *******, **** crossclaim ****** ** *** ***** ** who ** *** "**** ***** ** interest" ** **** ****- *** ** ADT?

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******:*** **** *** **** ********* ** the *******:

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***** *** ** ********** ** *** filings ***** * ********** ** *****, if ****** *****, ** ****** *** other.

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