Konica Minolta Alleges Former VP of Sales Broke Non-Compete, Kept Customer Info

The Penn Record reports that Konica Minolta Business Solutions U.S.A. has filed a lawsuit against a former employee for alleged breach-of-contract. The firm filed the lawsuit against Teresa Natoli on December 12, 2017 in the U.S. District Court for the Western District of Pennsylvania alleging breach of contract and other complaints.

According to the complaint, Konica Minolta Business Solutions U.S.A. employed Natoli at its Pittsburgh branch, and she resigned her position as area vice president of sales on September 7, 2017, and began working for Canon Solutions America on September 11, 2017. It states that Canon Solutions America is a Konica Minolta competitor.

Konica Minolta Business Solutions U.S.A. argues that Natoli is responsible because she allegedly violated the employment agreement she signed with the Konica Minolta Business Solutions U.S.A. by working for a competitor “in the same geographic location and providing the exact same services and for failing to return confidential customer information in her possession.”

Konica Minolta Business Solutions U.S.A. is seeking a permanent injunction against the defendant, as well as damages, court costs and any further relief the court grants. The case is U.S. District Court for the Western District of Pennsylvania case number 2:17-cv-01611-AJS.

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