GRETNA -- A Nevada-based corporation has filed suit against an unknown Jefferson Parish resident for impersonating company officials.

Ripple Communications, Inc. filed suit on March 22 against John Doe.

Ripple claims the unknown Jefferson Parish resident has been logging into chat rooms and pretending to be an employee from Ripple Communications. In addition, the plaintiff claims "John Doe" gave current customers a new phone number to use when doing business with the plaintiff.

Ripple Communications claims the unknown person was trying to convert their customers to his own by misleading them. The purpose of the filing, according to the plaintiff, is to expose "John Doe's" identity, to keep him from contacting their customers any longer and to hold him liable for any damages.

Damages sought are for the cost of proceedings including expert witness fees, attorney's fees and penalties and legal interest.

Ripple Communications is being represented by Philip R. Adams, Jr. of Metairie-based Nowalsky, Bronston and Gothard.

The case has been assigned to Division O Judge Ross P. Ladart.

Case number 712709

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