Jury Finds Owners of Provider Power/ ENH Guilty for Conspiracy and Corporate Espionage

Share Article

Provider Power/ ENH has been found guilty by unanimous jury verdict for conspiring to steal trade secrets from local Competitive Energy Firm, Freedom Energy Logistics.

By unanimous verdict, a New Hampshire jury has found the co-owners of three of New Hampshire and Maine’s largest electricity suppliers and brokers liable for conspiring to steal competitors’ trade secrets and attempting to sabotage their business. The verdict (available in State of New Hampshire Rockingham County Superior Court Docket No. 218-2014-CV632) against Emile Clavet, Kevin Dean, and their three energy supply and brokerage firms -- Provider Power, LLC, Electricity N.H. d/b/a E.N.H. Power, LLC, and Electricity Maine, LLC – followed a two week trial in Rockingham County Superior Court. The jury has awarded damages of approximately $550,000 in favor of the plaintiffs, Freedom Logistics, LLC d/b/a Freedom Energy Logistics, LLC, PNE Energy Supply, LLC, Resident Power Natural Gas & Electric Solutions, LLC, and Halifax-American Energy Company, LLC. The plaintiffs’ ultimate recovery may be much higher, as the jury ruled that Clavet, Dean and their companies acted willfully and maliciously, and in bad faith.

The jury concluded that Clavet and Dean, induced one of the Freedom Companies’ employees to steal confidential customer lists, sales leads, and other proprietary information from the Freedom Companies, and to then use that information in a deliberate attempt to harm the Freedom Companies’ business and misappropriate their customers.

The Freedom Companies were represented by Christopher Carter of Hinckley, Allen & Snyder LLP. “This was a complete vindication of the Freedom Companies’ claim that the defendants engaged in an unlawful conspiracy that sought to enrich themselves and harm my client’s business,” Said Carter in a recent interview with Christopher Williams, Staff Writer for Maine’s Sun Journal.

For Further Questions or Comments on this matter, Please call Bart Fromuth, Chief Operating Officer at Freedom Energy Logistics, by phone: (603)-203-1379 or Email Bart.Fromuth(at)felpower.com

Share article on social media or email:

View article via:

Pdf Print

Contact Author

Kristi Walles
Visit website