Prison Telecom Says Rival Told Lies To Steal Customers

Law360, New York (August 23, 2011, 3:53 PM EDT) -- Prison telecommunications company Securus Technologies Inc. slapped one of its rivals with an unfair competition suit in Texas on Monday, claiming it used false advertising and defamatory lies about the company and its CEO to lure away customers.

Securus, a Dallas company, filed suit in federal court alleging Oregon-based Telmate LLC ran a "flagrant and malicious campaign" to tortiously interfere with Securus' business relations. The complaint alleges that Telmate violated the Lanham Act in its misleading statements about its success when attempting to get potential customers...
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