ST. LOUIS — Members of a global design company are suing former members, citing alleged breach of contract and misappropriation of trade secrets.
iSee Store Innovations LLC, Joseph Vonder Haar, Mark Schaefer and Steven Brenner filed a complaint June 8 in the U.S. District Court for the Eastern District of Missouri Eastern Division against Emad Ayad, Rabah Maraby and iSee Cooler Boxes Inc. alleging that the defendants violated the Missouri Limited Liability Act and Defend Trade Secrets Act.
According to the complaint, the plaintiffs allege that on March 2012, they and the defendants signed the first amended operating agreement of iSee Store Innovations, stating that no member shall use the company's name, credit or property for anything other than company purposes. The plaintiffs claim that the agreement has been breached due to its intellectual property rights being sold without the members' consent. As a result, the company has not received any profits or royalties from the allege unauthorized sales.
The plaintiffs hold the defendants responsible because they allegedly failed and refused to acknowledge and/or comply with the operating agreement and Missouri law.
The plaintiffs request a trial by jury and seek judgment for actual damages in an amount in excess of $75,000, award of costs incurred, attorney's fees, pre and post-judgment interest, and such other and further relief as the court may deems just and proper. They are represented by Francis X. Neuner Jr. and Erick D. Block of Spencer Fane LLP in St. Louis.
U.S. District Court for the Eastern District of Missouri Eastern Division case number 4:17-cv-01638