Case Study: Pyro Spectaculars V. Souza

Law360, New York (March 29, 2012, 3:57 PM EDT) -- A recent preliminary injunction issued by the United States District Court, Eastern District of California should give employees further pause before they use a previous employer’s trade secrets and confidential information to compete in their new employment.

On March 21, 2012, in Pyro Spectaculars Inc., Pyro Spectaculars North Inc., and Pyro Events Inc. (PSI) v. Steven Souza, Case No. CIV S-12-0299 GGH, Magistrate Judge Gregory Hollows granted PSI’s motion for preliminary injunction, enjoining defendant and “those acting in concert and in active participation with defendant” for a period of six months from “directly or indirectly initiating contact with any current Northern...

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