FBG Statement Regarding Recent Litigation With FCE Benefits
Fringe Benefit Group, Inc. (“FBG”), an industry leader in the design, implementation, and administration of health and retirement plans for government contractors, has provided working Americans with valuable benefits for more than 30 years. As a result of FBG’s business success, competitors will occasionally make false claims against FBG in an attempt to discredit the company or steal FBG’s customers.
In 2015, the U.S. District Court for the Western District of Texas ordered a competitor to stop deceptive marketing and copyright infringement against FBG. The judge found that the competitor violated the Lanham Act, Copyright Act, and engaged in unfair competition against FBG.
Recently, FBG became aware that another competitor has engaged in a campaign to mislead FBG customers by distributing untruthful information about FBG. In response to this competitor’s repeated attempts to discredit FBG and the services it provides to its customers, FBG has filed suit against FCE Benefits Administrators, Inc. (“FCE Benefits”) and Chris Porter, the Senior Vice President of Sales and Marketing for FCE Benefits.
FBG’s CEO Travis West stated, “From time to time, a competitor will cross the line and attempt to malign our corporate reputation. We have been made aware that FCE Benefits is spreading untruthful information about us in the marketplace. We cannot and will not tolerate these unscrupulous business practices, which is why we have filed suit against them. We will aggressively defend our business against FCE Benefits’ false claims and have taken legal action against FCE Benefits to protect our reputation and to comfort our customers, who have received untruthful information from FCE Benefits. We are very proud of the services we provide to government contractors and the working Americans they employ. Thousands of working Americans are now able to access health insurance for themselves and their families – and build retirement savings accounts – as a result of the plans we offer. We believe that that the court will compel FCE Benefits to stop its deceptive marketing practices, just as the court previously stopped another competitor.”