ST. LOUIS — A computer programming company is suing Tri-State Equipment Co. Inc. and employees Timothy Millsap, Matthew Timme and Daniel Benninger for alleged use of copyright materials while hosting to a website.
According to the complaint, between Nov. 21, 2012, and Dec. 17, 2015, the plaintiff lost its intellectual properties ranging from software, website contents and approximately 40 database backup services and files. The stolen files were converted and launched into another live website without the plaintiff's knowledge and consent.
The plaintiff holds Millsap, Timme, Benninger and Tri-State Equipment Co. responsible because the defendants allegedly used copyrighted material without the owner's knowledge and consent and engaged in unfair competition by using copyright materials for their own benefit.
The plaintiff requests a trial by jury and seeks judgment for statutory damages, costs, attorney fees and for whatever remedy is just and proper. They are represented by Lawrence Kaplan and Catherine Grantham of Kaplan Associates LLC in St. Louis.
U.S. District Court for the Eastern District of Missouri Case number 4:17-cv-01231