Auto Coating Co. Sues Ex-Sales Rep. For Poaching Clients

Law360, New York (June 12, 2012, 7:05 PM EDT) -- A Chicago auto coating manufacturer filed suit against a former company sales representative Friday in Georgia federal court, claiming the onetime employee had violated a nonsolicitation agreement when he tried to poach customers upon joining a competitor.

Akzo Nobel Coatings Inc. alleges that Alan Babe began soliciting Akzo’s customers shortly after he left the company and joined its rival Single Source Inc. in September.

The plaintiff seeks preliminary and permanent injunctions against Babe and Single Source, preventing them both from violating the terms of the nonsolicitation...
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