CHARLOTTE, N.C., Oct. 31, 2016 /PRNewswire/ -- On October 31, 2016, Woodspring Hotels LLC and two individuals, including one of WoodSpring's officers, were sued by Extended Stay America, Inc. and one of its affiliates (collectively "ESA") in the United States District Court for the District of Kansas, Cause No. 2:16-cv-02744-CM-JPO. The Complaint alleges that WoodSpring's VP of Sales, Bernadette Ruby, worked with an IT contractor to steal ESA's confidential and competitively sensitive information to unfairly compete against ESA. ESA has asked the Court to issue an injunction restraining all three defendants from using and disclosing ESA's information and otherwise engaging in unfair competition.
ESA does not plan to make any further public comments on the litigation until it is resolved.
About Extended Stay America
Extended Stay America, Inc., the largest owner/operator of company-branded hotels in North America, owns and operates 629 hotels in the U.S. and Canada comprising approximately 69,400 rooms and employs over 8,500 employees at its hotel properties and headquarters. The Company's core brand, Extended Stay America®, serves the mid-priced extended stay segment. Visit www.extendedstay.com for more information about the Company and its services.
Ivette Faulkner • Christa Hudson
The Zimmerman Agency
(850) 668-2222 • ESA@zimmerman.com
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SOURCE Extended Stay America