Manufacturers sue distributor for alleged misrepresentation

By The Florida Record | Feb 8, 2016

MIAMI — Two New Jersey plaintiffs are suing a Florida company, alleging that the defendant has created confusion about the source of products made by the plaintiffs.

Pruftechnik Inc. and Pruftechnik Service, Inc., makers of high-tech alignment and condition monitoring products, filed suit on Feb. 5 in U.S. District Court for the Southern District of Florida against distribution company Ludeca Inc., citing alleged violation of the Lanham Act and Florida trade practices law; attempted monopolization; and tortious interference with business relationship.

According to the complaint, the plaintiff alleges that Pruftechnik, inc and Pruftechnik Service, Inc. suffered financial injury, loss of sales, loss of sales opportunities and a diminished business reputation. The plaintiff holds Ludeca, Inc. responsible because the defendant allegedly created confusion as to the actual manufacturer and source of products and services.

The plaintiff seeks the following: compensation for three times actual damages, the defendant's profits, costs for corrective advertising, attorneys’ fees and costs and any other relief that the court may find just and equitable. They are represented by William G. Wolk of Eaton & Wolk PL in Miami.

U.S. District Court for the Southern District of Florida Case number 1:16-cv-20431

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