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Bold files response to DICE

October 6, 2011Daniel Gelinas

BAY CITY, Mich.—Colorado-based central station automation platform provider Bold Technologies, which in August was sued by direct competitor DICE Corporation of Michigan, on Sept. 30 filed a response to DICE's accusations.In its response to the DICE filing, Bold has requested, among other things, that the court dismiss all DICE's claims. Further, the response asks that the court award Bold "the costs and fees incurred in defending against this baseless lawsuit."DICE leveled three complaints...

Bold Technoloigies, Christopher Cataldo, Craig Horn, DICE Corporation, Eric Griffin

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DICE sues Bold, claiming violation of trade secret act

September 1, 2011Daniel Gelinas

BAY CITY, Mich. and COLORADO SPRINGS, Colo.—Alleging violation of the Michigan Uniform Trade Secret Act, central station automation platform provider DICE is suing its competitor Bold. DICE on Aug. 16 filed a three-count suit against direct competitor, Colorado-based Bold, in the U.S. District Court's Eastern District of Michigan. Michigan-based DICE alleges conversion (civil as opposed to criminal theft), and unjust enrichment realized from the alleged theft. The suit seeks damages "in an...

Amy Condon, Bold Technologies, Braun Kendrick Finkbeiner P.L.C., Christopher Cataldo, Cliff Dice, Craig Horn, DICE Corp., Eric Griffin, Jaffe Raitt Heuer & Weiss PC, Michigan Uniform Trade Secret Act, Rod Coles

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ADT sues copycats

October 7, 2010Martha Entwistle, Tess Nacelewicz

BOCA RATON, Fla.—Residential security giant ADT says it is actively going after security companies, big and small, who make “the mistake” of using signage that looks like ADT's trademarked octagonal, blue sign. This summer, ADT filed lawsuits against three companies and won permanent injunctions against those companies, which means they're legally prohibited from using the blue octagonal signs to advertise their businesses. “This is a case where imitation is not the highest...

ADT, Advanced Design Technologies, David Bleisch, Don Moore, Eric Griffin, IC Realtime, Jr., Matthew Wagman, Moore Protection Home Security, Richard P. McCusker

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The dust settles over Fontana

September 23, 2010Daniel Gelinas

FONTANA, Calif.—Industry experts say there are important lessons to take away from the settlement announced Sept. 6 between Fontana, Calif., “the city with the toughest false alarm ordinance in the country,” and the Inland Empire Alarm Association. Eric Griffin, Jon Sargent and Morgan Hertel identified three lessons in particular for the security industry: Enhanced Call Verification is here to stay; expect closer scrutiny of alarm ordinances nationwide; and industry/municipality...

ECV, enhanced call verification, Eric Griffin, false alarm ordinance, Fontana California, IEAA, Inland Empire Alarm Association, Jon Sargent, Morgan Hertel

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