A friend of mine emailed me a link to this article
and labeled it “semi-ridiculous.” After reading it, I now know that the lawsuit against former Tierney Communications CEO Brian Tierney is full-blown ridiculous.
The company is suing its former CEO for using his own name. (You read that correctly.)
Take it away, Philly.com
“The case of Tierney v. Tierney pits the public-relations guru and his new firm, Brian Communications Group, against his old company, Tierney Communications, which claims that Tierney is violating an agreement not to use his own name in another business.
"In the suit, Interpublic Group of Companies, which now owns Tierney Communications, claims that Tierney and his new firm ‘consistently misuse the “Brian Tierney” name in order to unfairly compete against the Plaintiffs.’”
The suit stems from the fact that Brian Communications Group uses the phrase “A Brian Tierney Company.” The suit claims it’s an attempt to “confuse clients and prospective clients.”
That’s far from the most confusing thing in this convoluted tale.