The Real Deal Miami

Construction database lawsuit ramps up

December 11, 2009 06:28PM

Reed Construction Data has amplified the claims in its lawsuit against McGraw-Hill Construction Dodge, which Reed alleges used several fake companies to access its database, according to the Associated Press. The original suit, filed Oct. 8, claimed that since 2002, Construction Dodge, another construction database company, posed as Reed customers in order to review the latter company’s information. The revised complaint, however, now claims that thousands of Reed project documents were obtained through the fraud and that Construction Dodge made erroneous claims, which stated that its product was better than Reed’s. The complaint now includes allegations of fraud, misappropriation of trade secrets, misappropriation of confidential information and unfair competition.