e-ImageData files lawsuit against competitor

e-ImageData Corp., a Hartford-based manufacturer of microfilm scanning systems used in libraries and institutions, has filed a lawsuit against ST Imaging Inc. of Northbrook, Ill. The lawsuit calls for a permanent injunction and monetary damages stemming from ST Imaging’s alleged false and misleading advertising and statements made to e-Image’s current and prospective customers.

e-ImageData alleges that ST Imaging asserts in its advertising and statements that it has obtained OSHA-required NRTL (National Recognized Test Laboratories) workplace safety certifications for its products.  e-Image Data said it has reviewed the certification directory, and it does not list ST Imaging or its products as certified.  

Among its claims, e-ImageData also alleges that ST Imaging makes claims of possessing product features that it does not have and misrepresents product features found on e-Image ScanPro microfilm scanners.

“e-ImageData takes pride in our constant innovation and commitment to keeping our customers at the cutting edge of digital scanner technology. While e-ImageData is perfectly willing to compete in the marketplace, it is important to level the playing field so the customer can fairly evaluate choices,” said James Westoby, president of e-ImageData. “Due to the attempts by ST Imaging to confuse our customers, we had no choice but to file a lawsuit asserting unfair competition violations against ST Imaging.”

The lawsuit was filed on May 30 in the United States District Court for the Eastern District of Wisconsin.  

Representatives from ST Imaging had no comment.

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