Nexus IS, Inc to Pay Technology Integration Group Seven Figures to Settle Breach Lawsuit
A High Price to Pay for Corporate Misconduct
San Diego, CA — October 8, 2013
— IT solutions integrator Technology Integration Group (TIG) announced today a seven figure settlement to resolve a lawsuit filed against Nexus IS, Inc., including employees William Clark Decker, John Bisaha, Steven Patterson, Ronald Schnieber, James Heiman, Eric Henrichs and Dustin Avol. A victory for TIG, the payment will be paid to TIG by Nexus IS, Inc. within days of the agreement.
In October 2008, TIG filed a law suit in the Los Angeles County Superior Court accusing Nexus IS, Inc. and seven former TIG employees named above for breach of contract, breach of the fiduciary duty of loyalty, breach of confidence, intentional interference with contract, intentional interference with prospective business advantage, unfair competition, aiding and abetting and misappropriation of trade secrets. TIG’s complaint alleged that after William Clark Decker was fired for poor performance, then Solutions Group, Senior Director of Sales, Steve Patterson negotiated terms for departure of an entire Professional Services business unit to be lured away and re-established with Nexus IS, Inc.
“This settlement illustrates an important reminder about the standard of conduct and the obligation to protect our confidentiality and integrity” said Bruce Geier, President/CEO of Technology Integration Group. “Corporate misconduct of this kind is unacceptable and has a real potential to harm any business that has suffered these actionable deeds and unethical practices by self-serving individuals.”