Vauxhall is being sued for more than pounds 720,000 by marketing
company TLP, following claims that the car manufacturer illegally
terminated a three-year marketing support contract and enticed one of
TLP’s employees to join a rival firm.
Three divisions of the Surrey-based marketing agency - TLP
Communications, TLP plc and TLP Technology - have filed papers to sue
Vauxhall for money still owing, breach of contract, damages and
TLP’s solicitor, Roiter Zucker, said that the action was filed in the
High Court at the start of November. ’The contract was for the provision
of advertising and marketing services. The company is claiming breach of
contract and damages,’ said a spokesman for the solicitors’ office.
TLP is suing after Vauxhall indicated its intention to repudiate a
three-year contract which it had signed in 1997. TLP claims it made it
known to Vauxhall that the manufacturer had decided to cancel the
contract in December 1998 both in written letters and by not providing
services to the company after that date.
TLP Communications also claims that Vauxhall procured one of its
employees, Gary Pring, to work for a rival company, Broadway
Communications. A spokesman for Vauxhall said the company had received
the writ and planned to ’defend it vigorously’. TLP was unavailable for