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Lynn Brown Wins Preliminary Injunction for Leather Goods Provider

Nov 13, 2014Alternative Dispute ResolutionLitigation & Dispute Resolution

On behalf of First Manufacturing Co., Inc., a wholesale leather goods provider, Meyer Suozzi's Lynn M. Brown, Of Counsel to the firm’s Dispute Resolution Department, won a preliminary injunction to protect Plaintiff’s confidential information and trade secrets. We moved for a preliminary injunction, on behalf of First Manufacturing, enjoining and restraining defendants from divulging any confidential information obtained in the course of the individual defendants' former employment with plaintiff. The suit alleged the ex-employees misappropriated proprietary, confidential information and trade secrets while in plaintiff's employ and divulged same to competitor Shaf International, their new employer. The court found that the plaintiff sustained its burden of proof, entitling it to preliminary injunctive relief as it demonstrated it would likely succeed on the merits of its claims against all defendants providing proof defendants engaged in wrongful taking of trade secrets while in plaintiff's employ and transmitted same for purposes of directly competing unfairly with plaintiff after their termination. Also, there was ample evidence Shaf was a willing participant in such conduct and knowingly used the pirated, confidential proprietary information and undercut plaintiff's pricing, among other things. Thus, the court granted plaintiff's motion.