Apx and BrinkÃ¢â‚¬â„¢s settle
HOUSTON - BrinkÃ¢â‚¬â„¢s Home Security, based in Irving, Texas, and ApxAlarm of Provo, Utah, settled a lawsuit on Feb. 25, according to Dave Simon, spokesman for BrinkÃ¢â‚¬â„¢s Home Security.
Ã¢â‚¬Å“Details are confidential,Ã¢â‚¬Â Simon said.
The original lawsuit, which was filed by BrinkÃ¢â‚¬â„¢s in August of 2006, alleged that Apx used improper and unlawful sales practices to steal 47 accounts.
BrinkÃ¢â‚¬â„¢s sought $900,000 in damages. Apx in September 2007 filed a countersuit alleging that BrinkÃ¢â‚¬â„¢s engaged in improper sales practices/tactics and unfair competition.
The suit sought a court order to stop BrinkÃ¢â‚¬â„¢s from engaging in these practices. (Search Ã¢â‚¬Å“ApxAlarm generates accountsÃ¢â‚¬Â at www.securitysystemsnews.com for background.)
The case was to be tried here in the U.S. District Court for the Southern District of Texas, Houston Division, in February.