recommended reading

TechAmerica sued by three Midwest members

The industry group TechAmerica is being sued by three of its member companies for shutting down its Midwest office but not refunding the companies’ membership dues, according to legal filings.

TechAmerica breached its contract with the companies by shuttering its Midwest operations in June, thus “denying members access to a local office and the corresponding local benefits and opportunities,” the companies claimed in the lawsuit filed in September in the Circuit Court of Lake County, Ill.

TechAmerica is one of the main lobbying organizations for the technology industry. The lawsuit was first reported by technology columnist Mark Albertson for, who provided Nextgov with the court filings.

After TechAmerica closed its Midwest office, the three Illinois-based companies canceled their memberships and demanded back their combined $50,000 in 2012 dues, the lawsuit stated. The companies also claimed TechAmerica misled companies about its plans for the Midwest offices while it continued to seek local members.  

TechAmerica denied most of the companies’ allegations in a November response to the lawsuit. TechAmerica refused to return prorated dues for the three companies after closing its Midwest office because they were non-refundable, the response stated.  

Threatwatch Alert

Thousands of cyber attacks occur each day

See the latest threats


Close [ x ] More from Nextgov

Thank you for subscribing to newsletters from
We think these reports might interest you:

  • Modernizing IT for Mission Success

    Surveying Federal and Defense Leaders on Priorities and Challenges at the Tactical Edge

  • Communicating Innovation in Federal Government

    Federal Government spending on ‘obsolete technology’ continues to increase. Supporting the twin pillars of improved digital service delivery for citizens on the one hand, and the increasingly optimized and flexible working practices for federal employees on the other, are neither easy nor inexpensive tasks. This whitepaper explores how federal agencies can leverage the value of existing agency technology assets while offering IT leaders the ability to implement the kind of employee productivity, citizen service improvements and security demanded by federal oversight.

  • Effective Ransomware Response

    This whitepaper provides an overview and understanding of ransomware and how to successfully combat it.

  • Forecasting Cloud's Future

    Conversations with Federal, State, and Local Technology Leaders on Cloud-Driven Digital Transformation

  • IT Transformation Trends: Flash Storage as a Strategic IT Asset

    MIT Technology Review: Flash Storage As a Strategic IT Asset For the first time in decades, IT leaders now consider all-flash storage as a strategic IT asset. IT has become a new operating model that enables self-service with high performance, density and resiliency. It also offers the self-service agility of the public cloud combined with the security, performance, and cost-effectiveness of a private cloud. Download this MIT Technology Review paper to learn more about how all-flash storage is transforming the data center.


When you download a report, your information may be shared with the underwriters of that document.