Taking Competition To The Extreme: Phony Slide Show Of Disgruntled Competitor Customers
from the wow dept
We see plenty of frivolous lawsuits around here, but that doesn’t mean all lawsuits are frivolous, obviously. Sometimes you come across a lawsuit where it’s stunning what a company tried to get away with in terms of fraud. Take, for example, the case that was just settled between SuccessFactors and its competitor Softscape. Apparently, Softscape put together a totally bogus PowerPoint presentation of a made up disgruntled SuccessFactors customer and passed it around anonymously to potential customers. SuccessFactors sued, and Softscape settled before getting hit with a judgment that certainly would have gone in SuccessFactors’ favor. There’s plenty that’s “fair game” in business competition, but this clearly went over the line.