LAFAYETTE – A Franklin
man and two limited liability companies are accused of making false and
unlawful communications regarding an Arizona company.
Turbine Technology Inc., Advanced Turbine Services LLC, David Crowe and
Kenneth Braccio filed a complaint on March 13 in the U.S. District Court
for the Western District of Louisiana, Lafayette Division against
Turbine Powered Technology LLC, Marine Turbine Technologies LLC and Ted
alleging that they violated the Louisiana Unfair Trade Practices
Act, defamation and other counts.
According to the complaint, the
plaintiffs allege that McIntyre II made false and misleading statements
to the plaintiffs' customers to gain competitive advantage for the
defendant companies. The suit states he told plaintiffs' customers that
the plaintiffs had infringed on a patent owned by the defendants. The
plaintiffs holds Turbine Powered Technology LLC, Marine Turbine
Technologies LLC and McIntyre II responsible because the plaintiffs have allegedly has suffered a loss of revenue and other direct economic damages.
plaintiffs request a trial by jury and seek judgment against defendants
for general and actual economic damages, attorneys’ fees and all
further relief justified in the premises. They are represented by Adam
G. Young of Young, Cotter & Meade in Lafayette and John Alden Meade
and Laura N. Buck of Young, Cotter & Meade in New Orleans.
U.S. District Court for the Western District of Louisiana, Lafayette Division Case number 6:17-cv-00386