Finance Company Claims Georgia Rival's GC Defamed It

By Rosie Manins (June 13, 2022, 4:09 PM EDT) — The general counsel of a Georgia financing company defamed a Florida competitor and its parent company’s CEO in an effort to regain a customer’s business and discourage an employee who jumped ship, the competitor alleged in a Georgia federal court.

Northpoint Commercial Finance LLC general counsel David McMichael is accused of telling a customer that had switched to Triad Financial Services Inc. that Triad had stolen Northpoint’s proprietary information and that Triad’s staff were “not good people.” Triad made the allegations in a countersuit filed Friday in response to Northpoint’s trade secret misappropriation claims against it.

The companies, which both provide financial…

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