Cohere Communications, LLC initiates legal action against Axispoint Technology Solutions Group, Inc and former Cohere employee, Brian Luhrs

Jul 10, 2015, 13:48 ET from Cohere Communications, LLC

NEW YORK, July 10, 2015 /PRNewswire/ -- On July 2, 2015, Cohere Communications, LLC, a New York-based provider of managed IT services, including Cloud based computing (IaaS), next-generation telephony, disaster recovery (DRaaS) as well as data center co-location facilities, commenced a lawsuit against Axispoint Technology Solutions Group, Inc. and Brian Luhrs, a former Cohere employee.  In that lawsuit, which was filed in New York Supreme Court, Westchester County (Index No. 61386/2015), Cohere seeks, among other things, an injunction against Luhrs and Axispoint for their wrongful solicitation of Cohere clients and employees, as well as their improper use of Cohere's confidential information.

On July 6, 2015, the Judge assigned issued a Temporary Restraining Order against Luhrs and Axispoint.  The Judge made special note of what he described as "a most serious issue," took exception to Luhrs' solicitation of Cohere clients while he was still employed by Cohere.  Mr. Steven Francesco, Cohere's CEO, made it clear that, "Cohere will vigorously pursue this action and protect its clients," and that he "personally views the actions of Axispoint and Brian Luhrs as egregious – and looks forward to the trial."

For the complete details of the lawsuit and the TRO, please access the New York State Court website at

Since 2004, Cohere Communications has continuously provided services to some of the most recognized corporate icons in the financial and media sectors. Cohere is headquartered in New York City and has an active presence throughout Canada, via its Toronto office.

Cohere's core hosted services include Next-Gen telephony, MS Exchange, Lync and SharePoint. Our Priority-One managed care is supported with an engineering staff of more than 40 seasoned professional.  In addition, Cohere's Cloud based services go beyond hosting, but offer robust, multi-site Infrastructure-as-a-Service (IaaS) and Disaster Recovery-as-a-Service (DRaaS) services. Employing a private IP network "fabric", Cohere integrates the latest Cloud-Based technologies with diligent planning and design. Cohere maintains facilities in strategically located data centers throughout North America.

For more information contact:
Michael Sauer / 212-404-6918

SOURCE Cohere Communications, LLC