Jan 28, 2016 5:44 PM
ENH Power ordered to pay $550,000 for stealing customer data
CONCORD - Electric supply company ENH Power has lost a multi-year lawsuit and been ordered to pay more than $550,000 in restitution after a jury found the company guilty of stealing customer information from its competitors.
The Chief Operating Officer at Freedom Energy Logistics said an employee with access to customer data began feeding the information to ENH Power.
A jury unanimously found ENH guilty of conspiring to steal competitors’ trade secrets and attempting to sabotage their business.
The plaintiffs include Freedom Logistics, Freedom Energy Logistics, PNE Energy Supply, Resident Power Natural Gas & Electric Solutions and
Halifax-American Energy Company.
Freedom Energy is also taking further action by filing a complaint with the Public Utilities Commission.
"We're hoping that they take some sort of punitive action with regard to ENH Power to make sure that a big company like that can't pick on a little company like ours," said C.O.O. Bart Fromuth.
An attorney for ENH power says there are plans to appeal the case in the Supreme Court.