Staley Retracts His Counterclaim Suit Against OBE
February 8, 2012

by Sahely Mukerji,

Jon Todd Staley, former employee of Oldcastle BuildingEnvelope (OBE), brought a motion on February 7 to dismiss his counterclaim lawsuit against OBE. Staley filed the suit on November 3, 2011, in response to a suit OBE had filed against him in September.

"Defendant requests that the court dismiss all of Defendant's counterclaims against Plaintiff without prejudice to re-file the same, with costs of suit taxed against the party incurring the same," reads Staley's motion.

Judge Royal Furgeson granted the motion to dismiss the same day.

The motion follows the judge's January 25 order granting motion for early discovery to OBE to conduct an independent forensic analysis on Staley's personal computers.

"Plaintiff shall identify a computer forensic services provider ('Forensic Services Provider'), who shall perform an analysis of the forensic image of Defendant's computers delivered to the Court by Defendant. The Forensic Services Provider shall create and take custody of a copy of the forensic image delivered to the Court by Defendant. The Forensic Services Provider shall return the forensic image to the Court and maintain the copy at Forensic Services Provider's offices," according to the order.

OBE appointed Lance Elliot Sloves of Computer Forensic Services Inc. as the forensic services provider, according to court documents.

OBE sued Staley for allegedly disclosing trade secrets on September 29, 2011.

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