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Reed Construction Data adds new complaint to lawsuit against McGraw-Hill Dodge

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Norcross, Ga.—Reed Elsevier's Reed Construction Data Friday added a new complaint to its corporate espionage lawsuit against McGraw-Hill Construction Dodge, a unit of McGraw-Hill Cos.

The amended complaint alleges that Dodge misappropriated information from RCD's construction project database and used that information to populate its own project database. RCD argues that this practice enabled Dodge to make the claim that its products were superior to RCD's.

The original lawsuit was filed Oct. 8.

“We welcome strong competition, but it is simply not acceptable for a company to try and gain unfair advantage by misappropriating our data via deceptive means to distort the market. We believe this was an attempt by Dodge to drive RCD out of business, and we look forward to the courts addressing these violations,” Iain Melville, CEO of RCD, said in a statement.

A McGraw-Hill spokesperson said, “We intend to defend ourselves against Reed's charges vigorously.”

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