Favorable settlement negotiated for engineering and equipment company amid federal trial over trademark infringement, other claims.
A competitor of Bauer-Pileco Inc., an industrial engineering company that supplies equipment used to drive foundation piles, or poles, into the ground sued the company and its CEO in federal court. The competitor claimed trademark infringement, unfair competition and tortious interference, seeking damages and a permanent injunction. Representing Bauer-Pileco were firm partners Eileen O’Neill, Don Jackson and Wesley Jackson. After the plaintiff rested, defendants moved for judgment as a matter of law on all claims. The case settled shortly afterward on terms favorable to defendants before the court’s ruling and closing arguments.