Watco Injunction Filed Over Pegasus Flap

by Arkansas Business Staff  on Monday, Dec. 3, 2018 12:00 am   1 min read

Washington County Courthouse in Fayetteville (Washington County Courts)

Watco Supply Chain Services of Springdale has filed for an injunction and compensatory damages against a former employee it said conspired to take proprietary information to a competitor.

Watco, a transportation logistics company, filed the suit Nov. 16 in Washington County Circuit Court through attorney Philip Elmore of Quattlebaum Grooms & Tull of Springdale.

Watco alleges that Shawn Smithson, an account manager in Georgia for almost a year, accessed and downloaded client and preferred carriers lists before leaving to become VP of transportation solutions at Pegasus Transportation Solutions Inc. of Miami in October.

Watco’s suit said that when a customer emailed about services in September, Smithson told the client he was taking a job at Pegasus and for the client to contact him in the future at his Pegasus email or on his cellphone.



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