Company Will Ask Judge to Dismiss Frivolous Suit
MIAMI, FL — May 08, 2006 — Emphatically denying all claims of wrongdoing alleged by AMX, Cimax USA/Vertical Integrations Group today made an official response to a libelous AMX press release announcing a lawsuit was filed in U.S. Federal Court.
As obvious by the mass distribution of this release to the media and to Cimax vendors, business partners and competitors, AMX, a former industry partner, has in the most shameless manner attempted to discredit Cimax — clearly a plow to ruin Cimax/VIG client relationships.
Cimax feels this behavior is intolerable and unprofessional, especially considering that several months ago, B&M, an affiliate of Cimax, filed a suit in federal court against AMX for breach of an Exclusive Representation Agreement and for deceptive and fraudulent practices, which is currently pending. But unlike AMX, Cimax did not feel it was appropriate to distribute a press release concerning its litigation against AMX.
As of Monday afternoon, Cimax/VIG officials had not been served with a copy of the AMX complaint. AMX attorneys repeatedly failed to provide a copy of the lawsuit or even return phone calls from Cimax/VIG legal representatives.
“This is a classic tale where innovative and talented entrepreneurs shared intellectual processes, systems and software with a corporate giant and the giant tries to steal the business,” said George Fallica of Cimax/VIG.
Prior to engaging in business with Cimax, AMX had little involvement, if any, in the luxury multi-dwelling unit automation market. For the past three years AMX used Cimax, its customers and strategic alliances to create an amenities solution package. To develop this AMX product, Cimax created B&M, an affiliate of Cimax. After creating a market in excess of 75,000 MDUs for use with the AMX product, AMX arbitrarily and in violation of its agreement, terminated B&M and Cimax, causing Cimax to suffer tens of millions of dollars in financial losses.
It seems as if AMX is accusing Cimax of doing exactly what AMX has done to B&M/Cimax. Cimax affiliates and business partners are confident that sheer size will not affect the outcome of this lawsuit and that justice will prevail.
“AMX’s behavior in no way will interfere with our current client projects,” Fallica added. “We will continue to forge ahead as the leader in the MDU market by providing the highest level of products and services that our customers have come to expect of Cimax/VIG.”
About Vertical Integrations Group, LLC. & Cimax USA
Vertical Integrations Group (VIG) is a leading Florida-based provider of building integration solutions. Alongside custom installation partner company, Cimax USA, Vertical Integration Group has over 25,000 condos under contract, making it the largest MDU building integration company in North America with projects in Florida, Texas, Georgia, New York, Illinois, Nevada, and Virginia. Since its inception VIG has focused on providing the highest quality service and solutions in an effort to meet the needs of developers seeking to implement the latest technologies in customer management and building automation. The team at VIG has been providing home automation and integration services for more than 15 years. More information is available by visiting www.vertical-integrations.com or www.cimaxusa.com.