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Gutter company accuses competitors of computer crime, civil conspiracy


By Bree Gonzales | Nov 24, 2018

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CHARLESTON — A South Charleston gutter and guard provider is suing a home solutions company and the plaintiff's previous employees, alleging civil conspiracy and computer crime and abuse.

Gutter Pro of West Virginia Inc. filed a complaint in Kanawha Circuit Court against Superior Home Specialists LLC, former marketing manager Paul Wakefield II and former employee Nicholas Holmes, alleging they falsely used the plaintiff's name and logo.

According to the complaint, the defendants have been falsely representing themselves as Gutter Pro West Virginia, were actually using the plaintiff's logo and trade name and have listed the plaintiff's address as theirs. 

The plaintiff alleges Superior Home Specialists, Wakefield and Holmes have not responded to Gutter Pro's request to discontinue their false practices and representations, and have conspired for the purpose of committing a theft of the plaintiff's business interests.

Gutter Pro of West Virginia seeks trial by jury, a preliminary and permanent injunction requiring the defendants to immediately stop use and publication associating the defendants with the plaintiff's name, logo, and identity. Gutter Pro further seeks past and future compensatory and punitive damages; court costs and fees. They are represented by attorney James M. Cagle of Charleston.

Kanawha Circuit Court case number 18-c-1232

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