Proving His Innocence
The first thing Malcolm’s company did was prove their products weren’t a copy of the other company’s intellectual property.
They brought out receipts that proved their products existed way before they hired Malcolm as a consultant, stating that the only thing he did was help them streamline their product. But the fight was only beginning.
The Reverse Card
Malcolm’s company won the case, only to sue the other company for defamation. It claimed damages for its employee’s name being slandered and its reputation being ruined.
Additionally, it stated that it had used many company resources to clear its name from the accusations floating all over the city. Its settlement was playing at upwards of five million dollars.
The other company’s management froze in place as it realized the problems it had brought on itself. The more it tried to prove its case, the more Malcolm’s company dredged up more issues for it.
In the end, it paid seven million dollars in defamation settlement on top of the one million it paid Malcolm’s first boss for training its new hire.
Disclaimer: To protect the privacy of those depicted, some names, locations, and identifying characteristics have been changed and are products of the author’s imagination. Any resemblances to actual events, places, or persons, living or dead, are entirely coincidental.