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Allegations of Misappropriation of Trade Secrets and Employment Law Violations? Denied.

Claims Alleged: Employment Law Violations

Injuries Alleged: Breach of Contract; Misappropriation of Trade Secrets

The Background

In the prosecution of a breach of a noncompetition agreement and misappropriation of trade secret lawsuit on behalf of a client, a national automobile industry product and service provider, Smith Freed Eberhard obtained a temporary restraining order (TRO) and then a preliminary injunction against its unfairly-competing former salesman. Following those orders, the defense continued to obtain subsequent contempt sanctions for continued violations of the injunctions.

The Outcome

Ultimately, Smith Freed Eberhard obtained a favorable confidential settlement that included a permanent injunction (including a confession of judgment) against the former salesman. This was all accomplished despite the wrongdoing former employee’s attempt to hide his tracks by destroying electronic evidence.

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