TechAmerica and the Information Technology Industry Council (ITI) have settled their legal dispute, ITI announced May 2.
ITI’s press release announced that “ITI and TechAmerica have agreed to the resolution of pending litigation between them and have entered into a confidential agreement to resolve all claims, without any admission of wrongdoing."
The dispute originated last year when four TechAmerica lobbyists quit and took positions at the rival ITI. TechAmerica consequently filed a lawsuit with the Superior Court of the District of Columbia against ITI, accusing Trey Hodgkins, Carol Henton and Pam Walker of stealing proprietary membership data. One version of the story says Hodgkins uploaded TechAmerica membership information to a TechAmerica Dropbox account and changed the password.
The agreement precludes either organization from discussing the resolution. TechAmerica issued a statement noting that its top priority "is always the success of our members, and the larger U.S. technology industry, and all actions we take are to serve that goal, including the settlement between ITI and TechAmerica. This resolution is in the best interests of our members.”
ITI stated “the parties to the Lawsuit have agreed to resolve their dispute pursuant to a confidential settlement agreement and will not offer any comment beyond that.”