Contractor Can't Halt Employee Defections To Rival Academi

Law360, New York (March 27, 2013, 1:49 PM EDT) -- A defense contractor accusing five former employees and rival Academi LLC of using a private equity-backed acquisition offer to steal its trade secrets lost a Tennessee court bid Monday to enjoin the employees from working for Academi, just days after voluntarily dismissing a similar federal court complaint.

Judge Charles Creed McGinley ruled in a bench order Monday that plaintiff ISR Group Inc. did not face irreparable harm by the loss of its five employees to Academi, despite the employees’ noncompete agreements that ISR had claimed prevented...
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