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Commercial

TycoIS, ISC lawsuits settled

January 22, 2014Martha Entwistle

HAMILTON, N.J.—A lawsuit involving integration giant TycoIS and Integrated Security & Communications over alleged employee poaching and trade secrets stolen has been settled, Michael Thomas, ISC CEO told Security Systems News.Thomas is unable to discuss details of the settlement offer, but said he's “happy that this is behind us, as it was a distraction for the business from doing what we are passionate about. Now we are able to continue with our growth and expansion of the business at...

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Fire Systems Installation

ADS vs. village in lawsuit

December 31, 2013Tess Nacelewicz

DES PLAINES, Ill.—The industry is fighting back against an Illinois municipality's attempt to do an “end around” of a recent court ruling barring public fire districts from monopolizing fire monitoring in the state.Alarm Detection Systems (ADS), a fire company based in Aurora, Ill., has filed a federal lawsuit against the village of Algonquin, Ill., charging the village with establishing an “illegal monopoly” that shuts out ADS and other private companies from providing...

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Residential

Vision wages legal battle over negative posting on Ripoff Report

October 30, 2013Tess Nacelewicz

OREM, Utah—Vision Security, a summer-sales home security/home automation company here, is suing Ripoff Report, charging that the website is refusing to remove false and defamatory statements about Vision even after the author of the posting has since stated they aren't true. Also, Vision contends, Ripoff Report won't refute the comments unless Vision pays the site a fee.The lawsuit was filed earlier this month in federal court in Utah against XCentric Ventures, the Arizona-based content provider...

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On The Editor's Desk

Lenel and Mercury Settle

July 31, 2012Martha Entwistle

Last summer panel manufacturer Mercury Security filed a lawsuit against Lenel Systems International concerning a contract dispute and alleged copyright infringement. While there was no mention of the lawsuit itself, Mercury and Lenel on July 30 jointly announced a “long-term agreement for access control hardwar I've called both Lenel and Mercury, but have not heard back yet. I understand that both Frank Gasztonyi, co-founder and CTO of Mercury Security, and Steve Wagner, Mercury's VP of marketing...

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This Blog's on Fire (And Other Stuff)

ADT runs afoul of California law

February 1, 2012Tess Nacelewicz

ADT has agreed to pay almost $1 million to settle a civil lawsuit brought by the district attorney of California's Contra Costa County over contracts ADT had with residential customers in which it reserved the right to hike monthly fees after the first year. That violated a California law requiring residential consumers get written disclosure of all costs upfront, according to the state. District Attorney Mark A. Peterson, who announced the settlement this week, said that under the agreement, ADT...

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Monitoring

Three claims dismissed, but Dice v. Bold continues

January 11, 2012Rich Miller

BAY CITY, Mich.—A federal judge has dismissed three claims by Dice Corp. in its trade lawsuit against Bold Technologies, but the move is “just housekeeping” and the legal dispute is far from over, according to an attorney for Dice.Dice, a Michigan-based provider of central station automation platforms, filed suit against its competitor in federal court in August. Dice alleges that Bold, based in Colorado, unlawfully accessed Dice's proprietary software with the help of Amy Condon,...

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