February 7, 2007 Ogden, UT—Mineral Resources International has announced that it has filed a multiple-count lawsuit against Salt Lake Minerals LLC, co-owners of Salt Lake Minerals David Schenk and Mitch Shaw, Minerals-4-Health LLC, and Schenk Family Partnership.
In its complaint, which was filed in Weber County, UT, MRI’s allegations include breach of contract, breach of covenant of good faith and fair dealing, misappropriation of trade secrets under Utah’s Uniform Trade Secrets Act, and other allegations.
Both Mr. Shaw and Mr. Schenk were former executive employees of MRI and had signed Non-Competition, Non-Disclosure agreements.
“Through their employment with MRI, Mr. Shaw and Mr. Schenk were entrusted at the highest levels with proprietary and trade secret information relating to the development and manufacture of MRI’s products, which they pledged in legal documents not to divulge,” said Bruce Anderson, president/CEO of MRI. “On behalf of MRI, its customers, employees, and the Anderson family, we are enforcing the agreements that have been signed with us.” added Anderson.
About Mineral Resources International:
Founded through a parent company in 1969 by the Anderson family, Mineral Resources International (MRI) (www.mineralresourcesint.com) specializes in developing, manufacturing, and distributing noteworthy nutritional supplements in liquid, tablet, and powder delivery forms integrating naturally occurring minerals and trace minerals harvested from Utah’s Great Salt Lake. Through its close relationship with Northshore, its exclusive supplier and government-inspected, food-grade mineral harvester, MRI goes to great lengths to ensure an all-natural mineral and trace mineral product while maintaining consistent standardization, concentration, and balance in each lot of product produced. MRI manufactures a complete line of dietary supplements ranging from multi-vitamins to targeted nutritional formulas using bioactive, ionic minerals. In addition, MRI provides a range of customized bulk mineral formulations. MRI’s products are sold worldwide through a variety of distribution channels including health food stores, salons and estheticians, and natural health care practitioners.
Contact: Karie Anderson
Mineral Resources International
Phone: (801) 731-7040