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Monitoring Matters

Trick or treatise

November 1, 2023Ken Showers, Managing Editor

As promised, I’m going to talk up a particular subject for this week’s Monitoring Matters, and we’re going to discuss lawsuits! While I write this the witching hour has come to pass and Halloween has run its course for the year, although probably not all the sugar in some of your bloodstreams (shame on you, that was your child’s candy). October went out with a bang however, with a couple of really big announcements for the security industry over the course of the month....

chief information security officer (CISO), lawsuit, NRG Energy, SkyBell Technologies, SolarWinds, Timothy G. Brown, U.S. Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC), Vivint

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Monitoring Matters

Veni, Vidi, Vivint

March 8, 2023Ken Showers, Managing Editor

I came, I saw, I stole their customers. Vivint has been having a rough time of it lately with multiple lawsuits hanging above its head, one of which already resolved decidedly not in their favor. It might be important to examine the root cause of this problem which is that it looks like Vivint doesn’t like to share. Most of these lawsuits specifically would term it deceptive business practices. At the end of the day Vivint saw some customers that weren’t theirs and decided to change...

ADT, Alert 360, CPI Security Systems, Federal Trade Commission, lawsuit, NRG Energy Inc., Vivint

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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...

Alarm Detection Systems (ADS), Algonquin Village, Illinois Electronic Security Association, Kevin Lehan, lawsuit

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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...

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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,...

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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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