Lionel sues K-Line, saying that technology was taken

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  1. N Gauger

    N Gauger 1:20.3 Train Addict

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  2. sumpter250

    sumpter250 multiscale modelbuilder

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    OK, soooo.......................if K-line sues MTH, the circle will be complete, and everybody can drop their suites, and things can return to normal...........................

    RIGHT !! :D :D :D
  3. ezdays

    ezdays Out AZ way

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    Can you imagine the boom to the economy if everyone dropped their lawsuites, or didn't start one if the first place. Win, lose or draw, the consumer is the one that always loses:cry: and the lawyers are the ones that always win... big time.:curse: The cost of doing business would drop appreciably with no lawyers or settlements to pay, allowing the manufacturers to reduce prices which in turn allows the consumer to buy more goods therefore creating more jobs. :thumb::thumb: The additional taxes collected will allow the government to pay off the debt in a matter of just a few years, assuming the legislatures don't go wild and spend it or give it away...

    Opps, I just woke up:sleeping::sleeping:, everything is still "normal"...:(
  4. Zman

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    Does anyone find it odd that K-Line paid a Lionel engineer for trade secrets?

    Why not just buy some Lionel stuff and take it apart?
  5. N Gauger

    N Gauger 1:20.3 Train Addict

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    :D :D :D :D .................and UP will have to sue at least one of them too :) :)
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    ezdays Out AZ way

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    That's the spin that Lionel is putting on things. Just because they say it, doesn't make it so. I'm not taking K-Line's side here, just saying that there could be other circumstances, or this could be a tactical move by Lionel to keep the competition out of the market.

    This guy might have been selling proprietary processes or manufacturing techniques, but if he was so dumb that he left evidence on his computer that he was selling trade secrets, he indeed deserves to be fired and never be called an "engineer" again. If K-Line was so devoid of ideas that they had to pay someone to steal information, then they deserve to go under as well since it tells you the quality of anything they would manufacture. But, as I said, this is what Lionel wants the courts and public to think, we haven't heard from the other side yet.
  7. N Gauger

    N Gauger 1:20.3 Train Addict

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    .......and incident insurance companies would go broke too :D :D :D
  8. Matthyro

    Matthyro Will always be re-membered

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    Industrial espionage can end up hurting us all, but law suites really seem to get out of control at times.