Subsidiary of Darco Water files suit against former employees

A UNIT of Darco Water Technologies has filed a RM15 million lawsuit in the High Court in Penang against its former employees and two companies - Grober Industrial Services and KIJ Ultra Supreme Filtration.

The former employees of Penang-based Darco Industrial Water (DIW) are accused of breach of duties, and conspiracy to divert Darco's business contracts during and after their employment.

The former employees had allegedly devised a plan to divert Darco's business, including maintenance contracts and chemical sales, to companies claimed to be set up by ex-employees Yeoh Choo Seng and Ng Tick Leong, among others.

The suit also cites incidents of "deliberate trade secret misappropriation and strategic solicitation" of Darco's customers.