Pharmaceutical executives win dismissal of civil conspiracy claim

In 2017, Savis, Inc., an engineering consulting firm in the pharmaceutical industry filed a 12-count complaint against 18 defendants, alleging a variety of tortious conduct, statutory violations and civil conspiracy.   Savis claimed its former employees started a competing enterprise in violation of their duties and that one of its former clients (a pharmaceutical company) and the client’s executives conspired with Savis’ former employees to commit the tortious acts. Gair Eberhard defended the pharmaceutical company executives and won dismissal of the original and amended complaints.