OMAHA, Neb.--(BUSINESS WIRE)--Contrary to erroneous published reports claiming Infogroup has lost its federal lawsuit against DatabaseUSA and its affiliated companies, the case will head to discovery phase and jury trial now that a judge has issued preliminary rulings.
A District Judge denied Infogroup’s motion for preliminary injunction on March 30, but the court also explained in a 33-page opinion that the ruling “does not mean this case is over.” In its publicly-filed lawsuit, Infogroup asserts that DatabaseUSA, InfoFree and AtoZdatabases – companies owned by former Infogroup CEO Vinod Gupta – improperly acquired information from Infogroup’s proprietary database, infringed Infogroup’s copyrights, engaged in false advertising, and falsely represented a relationship between Gupta and Infogroup that confused customers.
Although the case remains in its early stages in federal district court in Nebraska, an April 9 news release on marketwired.com listing Infofree.com as the source erroneously reported that Infogroup lost the lawsuit. The release appears to be based on an inaccurate article that appeared the day prior in the Indian American Times, which lists Vinod Gupta as its publisher. Indian American Times was unavailable for comment and is yet to issue a retraction of the article.
While the District Judge denied Infogroup’s preliminary motion, he warned Gupta’s company, DatabaseUSA, against misrepresenting itself and making misleading statements about Gupta’s former relationship with Infogroup – saying “DatabaseUSA would be well advised to knock it off.”
Infogroup is a marketing services and analytics provider that delivers best in class data-driven customer-centric technology solutions. Our data and software-as-a-service (DaaS & SaaS) offerings help clients of all sizes, from small companies to FORTUNE 100TMenterprises, increase their sales and customer loyalty. Infogroup provides both digital and traditional marketing channel expertise that is enhanced by access to our proprietary data on 235 million individuals and 24 million businesses, which is distributed real-time to our clients.