IN THE UNITED STATES DISTRICT COURTFOR THE EASTERN DISTRICT OF PENNSYLVANIA
LINDA EAGLE,::CIVIL ACTIONPlaintiff,::v.::NO. 11-4303SANDI MORGAN, HAITHAM SAEAD,:JOSEPH MELLACI, ELIZABETH:SWEENEY, LISA ARNSPERGER,:QAMAR ZAMAN, and EDCOMM, INC.,::Defendants.:
BUCKWALTER, S. J. December 22, 2011Currently pending before the Court is Motion by Plaintiff Linda Eagle (“Plaintiff” or “Dr.Eagle”) to Dismiss the Counterclaims of Defendant Edcomm, Inc. (“Edcomm”). For the followingreasons, the Motion is granted in part without prejudice and denied in part.
I.FACTUAL AND PROCEDURAL BACKGROUND
According to the Complaint, Plaintiff Linda Eagle holds a Ph.D. in communication and psychology and has extensive experience in the fields of financial services and training. (Compl. ¶11.) In 1987, Dr. Eagle and a man named Clifford Brody founded Edcomm, Inc. (“Edcomm”) to provide such services, and were later joined as co-owners by David Shapp. (Id. ¶ 12.) Dr. Eaglemaintains a prominent reputation in the field of banking training and has cultivated relationshipswith thousands of individuals and organizations. (Id. ¶ 13.) She has invested time, effort, andmoney in developing her reputation in the financial education industry by speaking at conferences, publishing in journals, magazines and newspapers, and traveling around the world to meet banking
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