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Aug. 2015

David Rich quoted in article on settlement of non-compete, trade secrets case

David H. Rich was quoted in a Dayton Business Journal article in the Aug. 14, 2015 issue, concerning the dismissal of a lawsuit in which he defended two former employees who left Dayton-based Standard Register to start a new company in Boston.

The former employees asserted that their new company, Focus Impressions Inc., does not compete against Standard Register, and that their old employment contracts, containing multi-year restrictive covenants, are no longer valid.

Standard Register – and its new owner, Minnesota-based Taylor Corp. – agreed to dismiss its claims against Mr. Rich's clients. As part of the settlement, Mr. Rich's clients agreed not to contract with a single Standard Register customer for six weeks.

“From the beginning, [my clients] have maintained that the claims asserted against them by Standard Register were without merit. The parties’ settlement, which effectively precludes my clients from contracting with a single Standard Register customer for the next six weeks, bears this fact out,” Mr. Rich told the publication. “Now that the litigation is behind them, [my clients] look forward to the imminent launch of their proprietary marketing software, FocusPoint.”

Mr. Rich concentrates his varied trial practice on complex business and commercial litigation, First Amendment law, and employment law.