"Do not EVER use Lowandtritt mktg. firm!" they quoted him typing in an Aug. 17 Facebook entry. "CROOKS! - Stolen email list, and have tried to pressure me by threat of lawsuit to sign a 'license agreement' to use their mktg materials."
The posts and a few similar tweets were published to more than 300 Facebook friends of The Pizza Kitchen and 247 followers on Twitter, according to the suit.
The Pizza Kitchen's attorney, Robyn Askew, said the company is responding "appropriately to a lawsuit that [they] consider to be without merit."