Thursday, December 22, 2016
Finish First Tactical Files Suit against Kalishnakov USA and Premax Manufacturing
On October 27, 2016, Finish First Tactical, LLC filed a lawsuit against Kalashnikov USA and Premax Tool and Machine, Inc, also known as Premax Manufacturing. In the court documents (pdf), it is alleged that Finish First Tactical had an agreement with Kalashnikov USA to furnish certain parts and components to Kalashnikov USA.
Finish First Tactical then subcontracted with Premax Tool and Machine to produce some of the work for them. As part of the agreement with Premax, First Finish alleges that a Mutual Non-Disclosure Agreement (NDA) was signed, so that intellectual and contractual property rights would be preserved.
It is a fairly common agreement, often used to prevent a sub contractor from "cutting out the middle man".
Finish First Tactical claims that Premax and Kalashnikov USA violated the NDA, and is suing for damages of $1,000,000 each.
Finish First Tactical claims that they notified both defendants of the wrongful actions and that they refused to stop those actions, violating the NDA agreement.
This is exactly the type of disagreement that courts have been invented to settle. All three sides will be able to hire legal representatives, supply evidence, and seek discovery of evidence from the other sides.
It tends to be an expensive process.
The documents shown are from only one side of the dispute.
It may be months or years before the dispute is settled.
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