DIRTT Environmental Solutions Ltd. (“DIRTT” or the “Company”) (TSX:DRT, NASDAQ:DRTT), an interior construction company that uses technology for client-driven design and manufacturing, filed a federal lawsuit in the U.S. District Court of Utah against Falkbuilt Ltd, Falkbuilt, LLC, Falk Mountain States, LLC, Kristy Henderson, and former DIRTT employee Lance Henderson. This action seeks to restrain the defendants from misappropriating DIRTT’s confidential information, trade secrets, business intelligence and customer information, and using that information to advance Falkbuilt’s U.S. businesses to the detriment of DIRTT.
The Company stated: “We are taking this action today to protect our brand, our business and the interests of our employees, clients, distribution partners, suppliers and shareholders and the communities we are privileged to serve. While we do not believe these efforts to interfere with our Company have had a material impact on our financial performance to date, such activity cannot be overlooked. We will take appropriate steps to safeguard the value of our business, brand, trusted relationships we have in the marketplace, and our longstanding commitments to our stakeholders. We intend to pursue this action to the fullest extent allowed by the law.”
The filing can be viewed at this link: http://doc-dir.com/uploads/complaint.pdf
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DIRTT is a global leader in industrialized construction. Its system of physical products and digital tools empowers organizations, together with construction and design leaders, to build high-performing, adaptable, interior environments. Operating in the commercial, healthcare, education, and public sector markets, DIRTT’s system provides total design freedom, and greater certainty in cost, schedule, and outcomes. Headquartered in the US and Canada, DIRTT trades on Nasdaq under the symbol “DRTT” and on the Toronto Stock Exchange under the symbol “DRT”.