Shutting Down the Competition
Within a just a few days of learning our client’s former employee was using proprietary and confidential information to steal away customers, we filed a complaint and headed into court seeking a temporary restraining order. The court granted the motion and ordered the former employee to cease using our client’s information to market her services to our client’s customers. At the preliminary injunction hearing, because the non-competition clause in the former employee's contract was impermissibly broad we narrowed our request to what could legally be restrained and received the relief we sought. After her deposition, the former employee entered into a settlement agreement that replicated the permissible restrictions in her employment agreement and confessed to a judgment in favor of our client for its attorney fees.