ETAP Wins Lawsuit Against CYME

Jury finds CYME International T&D directly liable for willful false advertising, based on smear campaign against ETAP

Irvine, Calif. - June 23, 2016 - ETAP® / Operation Technology, Inc. won a verdict against CYME International T&D, Inc. (a division of Eaton Corporation) after a five-day jury trial on June 21, 2016. ETAP filed its lawsuit in the U.S. District Court, Central District of California, alleging that CYME and its agent, Amir Aslani and IPET-CO, violated Federal Law by engaging in a false marketing campaign aimed directly at damaging ETAP’s reputation in the industry.

The jury unanimously found CYME to be liable of willfully making false claims about the performance of ETAP’s software and awarded ETAP $8.42 million in damages.

For the past three years, CYME and its agent (posing as “Independent Power Engineers”) collectively have created and distributed false statements, including disparaging YouTube videos and emails distributed throughout the industry.

"We are pleased with the jury’s verdict in holding CYME accountable for its deceptive actions, and we trust our customers and the industry realize that these attacks against ETAP are false and not credible,” said Shervin Shokooh, ETAP’s COO. “ETAP stands behind the reliability, performance, and capabilities of its software which continues to be the industry benchmark for quality power systems analysis with impeccable verification & validation process.”

ETAP thanks its customers for standing by ETAP during the false smear campaign.  ETAP remains a leader in electrical power system modeling, design, analysis, optimization, control, and automation software, and we remain dedicated to our mission of providing state-of-the-art products and superior engineering services by combining advanced technologies with the highest standard in quality to achieve overall customer satisfaction.

About ETAP
ETAP is the global market and technology leader in modeling, design, analysis, optimization, monitoring, control, and automation software for electrical power systems. The company has been powering success for 30 years by providing the most comprehensive and widely-used enterprise solutions for generation, transmission, distribution, industrial, transportation, and low-voltage power systems. Founded in 1986, ETAP is headquartered in Irvine, California, USA, with over 50 offices around the world.

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